Teaching Artist, Voice and Classroom Music
Judith Prenzlow, mezzo-soprano, grew up in Oklahoma. During a summer music program, she fell in love with Chicago and has lived here since 2018. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in Vocal Music-Education in 2016. She went on to study Vocal Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her Master’s degree. She has a passion for music-education and voice pedagogy and has taught voice privately to all ages for three years. She also teaches early-childhood music classes in the Chicago area, and she finds great joy in watching the youngest of us respond to music. She believes all people are musical and strives to bring musical experiences to the community.
Judith has a deep love for choral singing and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble singer at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. In operatic literature, she has performed roles including Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro, Maddelena in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Dargelos/Agathe in Philip Glass’ opera Les Enfants Terribles. She enjoys exploring a variety of genres in her teaching and singing, with some of her favorites being jazz, art song, musical theater, and folk. When she’s not working, you can find her in her vegetable garden, biking on the lakefront or the 606, or spending quality time with her significant other and their pet kitty in their Bucktown apartment. She is thrilled to be a part of the ChiME team and work with students all across Chicago.