Jennifer McGuire is a pianist, coach and conductor based in Nashville. She is music director of the Vanderbilt Opera Theatre.
McGuire maintains an active recital schedule, with recent engagements at Symphony Space, the Eastman School of Music, and Carroll University, among others. She is featured on the albums Irrational Exuberance (Beauport Classical) and Sursum (Navona Records). She is a core member of the Atlantic Ensemble, a chamber group featured annually on the Accueil Musical de St.-Merry concert series in Paris, France.
McGuire has worked for Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Opera, Opera Birmingham and the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and is a regular official pianist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in Memphis and Nashville.
McGuire has enjoyed faculty appointments at summer programs, including the AIMS festival in Graz, Austria, and the Seagle Music Colony. In 2014, she co-founded a mentoring program for professional vocal coaches with collaborative pianist Roger Vignoles, which has run biennially ever since. In 2019, McGuire joined the faculty of the Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive as conductor, presenting opera scenes on the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, Spain. She will conduct Boston Conservatory’s production of Don Pasquale in February 2020.