MTD Faculty

Jennifer Griffith Cowgill, D.M.

Associate professor of voice
(570) 348-6268 ext 2529
SLV Room 237A
  •  D.M., Florida State University
  • M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
  • B.M., Oberlin Conservatory

Applied voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal science and breathing technique

Soprano Jennifer Griffith Cowgill is Associate Professor of Voice at Marywood University. Prior to coming to Marywood she was an Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Cowgill is in increasing demand as a vocal pedagogy lecturer and clinician and has presented master classes and presentations in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, New York, Louisiana and recently in the United Kingdom. She presented a paper at the International Voice Foundation Annual Symposium in Philadelphia and she is the author of several articles published in the NATS Journal of Singing. Students from her studio are often winners in competitions including the NATS and NATSAA competitions and have earned opera apprenticeship opportunities and music theatre positions throughout the country. As a soprano, she has performed a wide variety of repertoire in recital, concert, opera and musical theater throughout the United States. Her recent opera roles include the role of Hannah in the Merry Widow, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Pamina in The Magic Flute. This summer she will be performing the role of Rosalind in Die Fledermaus with PA lyric Opera. Dr. Cowgill received the Doctor of Music in vocal performance from Florida State University and the Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with the internationally renowned voice pedagogue Richard Miller. Additional training includes studies at the Tanglewood Music Center, The Chautauqua Summer Institute and the Dicapo Opera Young Artists Program in New York City.