VOICE FACULTY

Timothy Maureen Cole

Timothy Maureen Cole Headshot

Timothy Maureen Cole holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Ithaca College, and has been teaching voice, music theater, and piano since 2007.  She holds certification in Early Childhood Music Education from Kindermusik International, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  In addition to private and group instruction, Timothy has collegiate teaching experience at Horry Georgetown Technical College and James Madison University.

Timothy has extensive performance experience in classical and musical theater repertoire.  Recent productions include La Boheme (Mimi), Le Nozze Di Figaro (Countess), Wilde’s Wild West, (Frenchie), Aics and Galatea (Damon), Elixir of Love (Adina), Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, and Scarlatti’s La Giuditta (Giuditta).  Favorite Music Theater performances include: Kiss Me Kate (Kate), Anything Goes (Reno), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally), Once Upon A Mattress, and My Favorite Year.

Working with students of all ages, Timothy treats every student as an individual.  She believes that the fundamental techniques of voice: breath, support, posture, resonance, and diction, can and should be applied to all types of singing and theater performance.  Her specialization in pedagogy gives her a great technical understanding of the voice, and she enjoys preparing singers for auditions, competitions, productions, and performances of all types.

Jamie Baer Peterson

Jamie Peterson, Voice Faculty, Wharton Music Center NJ

Jamie Baer Peterson began her opera career as an apprentice with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Her first break-out role was as Laurie in the world premiere of the chamber music version of Aaron Copland’s opera The Tender Land for the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.

During the 54 performance run of the opera, Ms. Peterson was praised by the New York Times for her “confident and expressive” singing. Highlights of her operatic career include Zerlina in Don Giovanni with L’Opera de Nice, Musetta in La Boheme with the New York City Opera, Constance in Dialogue of the Carmelites with Central City Opera, and Isotta in Die Schweigsame Frau with Santa Fe Opera.

Ms. Peterson has appeared as a soloist with the Dallas, Atlanta, Hartford, Omaha, Princeton, and Westfield Symphonies and in two national broadcasts with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Ms. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from the University of Minnesota and a Performers Certificate of Opera and Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.

A dedicated music educator, she maintains a private voice studio in New Providence as well as serving on the faculty of Wharton Music Center. Ms. Peterson is also an adjunct professor at Monmouth University.