Music & Dance
Dr. Nancy Jantsch has been teaching Voice at Swarthmore College since 2011, when she moved to Philadelphia. Previously in Ohio, she taught voice and Opera Workshop at Kenyon College since 1999. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from The Ohio State University. At Oberlin College she completed a Master's Degree in Opera Theater, as well as a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance with Richard Miller. At Baldwin-Wallace College she completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree, K-12.
As a performer, Nancy is an accomplished recitalist and symphonic musician, as well as a performer of many operatic and musical theater roles. Chorally, she has been singing with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia since 2014, and is presently serving on the Chorus Management Council.
She has experience in teaching classical, operatic, and musical theater singing, as well as folk, jazz and pop. She works with students to help them find their true voice, with whatever music speaks to them. She believes that singing in all forms is a wonderful artistic outlet and discipline that enhances one's life.
Nancy has been active with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) since 1997, and is presently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater Philadelphia NATS chapter. While in Ohio she served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Buckeye Chapter for 4 years, and Buckeye NATS President for 2 years.
Nancy lives in Center City Philadelphia with her physician husband, Bill, and standard poodle, Paris. Their daughter, Carol, is the principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Their son Bert, is a jazz pianist and piano technician who lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
If you are interested in studying voice with Dr. Jantsch or have any questions about singing opportunities at Swarthmore, please click here to email her.