Movement & Diction Coach
Baritone Jared Hiscock is a 2019-2022 Holland Community Opera Fellow with Opera Omaha and the cofounder and artistic director of the first art song festival in Nebraska, the Salt Creek Song Festival. As a Holland Fellow he has worked to co-create inclusive programming to support Opera Omaha’s community partners and to serve a diverse population. Performance highlights of the 2021-2022 season include performances of Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Music On Site, Gallery 1516, Cathedral Arts Project, and Poetry and Music Project; Music recital series performances with Opera Omaha, and the title role in Don Giovanni with Vocal Academy of Opera. Upcoming, Jared will perform premieres of a staged version of The Andrée Expedition by Dominick Argento and Dover Beach/Dover Bitch by Kurt Knecht as a part of the 2022 Salt Creek Song Festival Season with grant support from the American Music Project and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant.
Prior to his engagement with Opera Omaha, Jared spent two seasons doing educational outreach with the professional opera touring company Opera for the Young, performing Power House in the world premiere of Super Storm! by Scott Gendel and the Sea-King in Rusalka. In addition, he has performed as a soloist with the
Omaha Symphony with conductor Ian Passmore.
Recent opera credits include Gugliemo in Così fan tutte with Vocal Academy of Orvieto in Città della Pieve, Italy, Marquis de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Saltworks Opera in Cape Charles, VA, William Jennings Bryan in The Ballade of Baby Doe, Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte,
Friedrich Bhaer in Little Women, and Ivar in the world premiere of Tyler White’s revised O Pioneers. Other recent opera credits include Figaro in the OperaUpClose production of Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello as a guest artist in the University of Kansas production of Don Giovanni. Recent concert credits include the Nebraska
premiere of Adams’s The Wound-Dresser, Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs with conductor Ernest Richardson and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.
Jared holds a DMA and MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music, where he studied with Dr. William Shomos, and a BA from Walla Walla University. While at UNL he was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship. He has studied Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais
at the Barstow Institute and been a student of yoga for over five years. Jared has worked closely with Singing Body Clinic founder and movement coach, Jay Cowell, on a body-based approach to tuning the vocal instrument since 2019 and has been mentored by Dr. Everett McCorvey as a part of the 2021 NATS Mentoring Collaborative.
Jared is married to the supremely talented and beautiful Damie Elder-Hiscock. Jared and Damie Hiscock are parents to four children.