VOICE FACULTY

Timothy Maureen Cole

Timothy Maureen Cole Headshot

Timothy Maureen Cole is a Soprano performing throughout New Jersey and the New York area. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College as well as a Master of Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. Recent productions include Cask of Amontillado, performed at The National Opera Center, Damon in Acis and Galatea, La Boheme and Pagliacci. Previous roles include Adina in Elixir of Love and Marie in La fille du Regiment.

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.