Jennifer McCabe - Piano
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As a collaborative pianist, Jennifer McCabe has worked with organizations and performed at venues such as The Kennedy Center, DePaul University, Northwestern University, Music Institute of Chicago, Wheaton College, The Musical offering, Opera on Tap, Merit School of Music, NATS, Royal George Theater, and ChiArts. She
enjoys working with the many wonderful artists of Chicago with a special emphasis on vocal repertoire, classical, and musical theater.
Many of her collaborators are Chicago-area university faculty as well as Lyric Opera and Grant Park chorus members. She has been the pianist for several world premiere performances of choral music and an operetta. She was previously managing director and board member of Opera on Tap Chicago and faculty representative on the board of The Musical Offering. She has played master classes for Renee Fleming, Ramsey Lewis, Elizabeth futral, Jane Bunnell, and Michael Ehrman. She has performed with Nisanne Howell, former violinist with the CSO.
An in-demand private piano teacher and music director for over 25 years, Jennifer has also studied voice, acting, writing, clarinet, saxophone, steel pan, and composition. She believes music is for everyone and loves bringing music to future generations. Jennifer was the recipient of "Best of Chicago 2019" for Harmony Piano Studio and was a Sycamore Music Boosters Legacy Award Recipient in 2020 when she was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame at Sycamore High School for her lifetime contributions to music.
Jennifer has been an active church musician for over 25 years and is currently a choir director and music assistant at All Saints Parish in Morton Grove and Niles. Jennifer is a 1995 graduate of Northern Illinois University where she majored in piano (B.A.) and continued her education with graduate studies at NIU and MTSU in piano performance and education.