Soprano Jennifer Goltz specializes in new chamber music, opera, and cabaret. Her reputation for interpretive sensitivity, vocal virtuosity, musical precision, and creativity as a performer has inspired Michael Daugherty, Robert Morris, Andrew Mead, Evan Chambers, Forrest Pierce, Stephen Rush, and many others to compose for her.
Her collaboration with composer-pianist Logan Skelton spans two decades, two continents, and eight song cycles.
She is the vocalist for the new music ensemble Brave New Works as well as a founding member; in recent years she has also appeared with Milwaukee-based Present Music. At the invitation of the composer, she performed Luciano Berio's Circles at the Salzburg Music Festival’s Boulez and Berio celebration with members of Klangforum Wien.
Her premiere and subsequent performances of John Berners’ unaccompanied monodrama Study on Peter have garnered international praise and prompted a follow-up opera, Jehanne.
She has recorded for Naxos, Albany, Centaur, MSR Classics, AMP, and Blue Griffin Records. Her recording of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Brettl-Lieder with the Los Angeles-based ensemble Inauthentica was hailed by Gramophone as "captivating" and "brilliant… a voice full of subtle allure and sprightly energy."
In the early 2000s, she fronted the popular Klezmer band Into the Freylakh, with whom she released an eponymous CD and the recording The Shape of Klez to Come. In addition to degrees in Vocal Performance, she holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Michigan.