Tenor Jake Preston Hemminger made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 as a soloist with the New England Symphonic Ensemble performing Mozart’s Regina Coeli in C and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy during the MidAmerica Productions Concert Series. In 2016, Hemminger made his international debut as a soloist with the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina performing Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F and Schubert’s Mass in G during the MidAm International Choral Series in Florence, Italy.
Hemminger was the 2nd Place Winner in 2017 The American Prize Competition for College Men in Opera as well as a National Finalist in the Art Song & Oratorio Division. He was also a 2016 National Finalist in the National Society of Arts & Letters National Musical Theatre Competition in Phoenix, AZ.
Recent operatic and musical theatre roles include Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Henrik in A Little Night Music, Bobby Strong in Urinetown: The Musical!, Fracasso in Mozart's La finta semplice, and Count Danilo in The Merry Widow.
Hemminger holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology with Honors in Voice from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Hemminger has held adjunct voice instructor positions at Queens University of Charlotte and Averett University in Danville, Va. His voice students have been accepted to BFA Musical Theatre programs at East Carolina University, Western Carolina University, and more. Other students have performed with professional theatre companies such as Triad Stage, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, and more.
Hemminger is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.