Currently a vocal coach and faculty of The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Jennifer Tung is one of the most sought after collaborative pianist, teacher and soprano in Ontario. Having received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the world renowned Eastman School of Music, Tung's versatility has allowed her career to develop in very unique ways.
As a singer, Tung has collaborated with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Georgian Bay Symphony and York Symphony Orchestra performing works such as Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Coronation Mass, Mass in C minor and Regina Coeli, Ravel's Sheherazade, Stravinsky's Mass and Vivaldi's Gloria among others. Passionate for the art of recital as both a singer and a collaborative pianist, Tung has performed recitals across North America and around the world from Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Malibu, Waimea (Hawaii) to Aldeburgh and China. An advocate of contemporary music, Tung has worked closely with renowned contemporary composers such as Tom Cipullo, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Ben Moore and John Musto.
As a vocal coach, Tung has served as music director for Toronto's Summer Opera Lyric Theatre for a few seasons and has directed (and played piano) Mozart's Don Giovanni, Die Zaubeflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Verdi's La Traviata and Offenbach's La vie Parisienne and has worked with world renowned collaborative pianists such as Margo Garrett, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz and Roger Vignoles. A well- versed educator, Tung has presented master classes (voice and piano) in Toronto, Los Angeles, Riverside, Irvine, Longbeach and Suzhou and has served on faculty in summer programs across North America, Europe and Asia such as Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg, Songfest in Los Angeles and Liederfest @ Suzhou in China. Tung's students have won competitions on provincial and national levels and have admission offers (with scholarships) to many of North America's top music institutions such as Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, New England Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto etc.
The 2016-17 season marked an exciting development where Tung took on the role of assistant conductor with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and is the conductor of the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra. She was the Music Director/Conductor for the production of Mikado at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival in 2017 and returned for their production of Sweeney Todd this past summer. In the 2017-18 season Tung conducted the productions of Fidelio and The Magic Flute with Toronto City Opera and was the assistant conductor of Tapestry Opera’s award winning production, “The Overcoat: a musical tailoring”.
Tung accepted the position of Artistic Director at Toronto City Opera for their 2018-19 season and conducted their productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Verdi’s La Traviata. She was the Music director of Tapestry Opera’s production of “hook-up” and was the assistant conductor for the world premier of Shanawdithit by Dean Burry, a joint production with Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon. Most recently, Tung was chosen to be one of the conducting fellows in the inaugural year of the Women in Musical Leadership Program.