Jen Vanselow

Jen Vanselow vocal instructor

Jen Vanselow


Preferred student age:


Musical Styles offered:

Classical, Contemporary, Music Theatre, Popular

Parent Policy:

I prefer parents not be present in the room while lessons are in progress.



Soprano Jen Vanselow, completed her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance from Millikin University. Over the course of her undergraduate career, Jen was active within the Opera Theater department, being cast in such roles as Gretel in Hansel & Gretel, Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld & First Lady in Magic Flute.

During her studies, Jen discovered that her true passion in the musical world is the nurturing of the human voice, and the study of vocal pedagogy. After completing her undergraduate degree, Jen was able to explore her true passion while teaching private studio lessons through Millikin University’s Preparatory Department, helping to develop the voices of students ages 12 and up. Since completing her time with the Preparatory Department, Jen has returned to Chicago and has continued to engage her love of teaching via private studio lessons as a freelancer.

In  February 2016, Ms. Vanselow made her first true acquaintance with the David Adler Arts Center during the First Folio! event celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th Birthday, when she performed a recital along with Ellen Williams as part of the showcase “Shakespeare Meets Song”.

It is with great joy that Ms. Vanselow joins the David Adler Music & Arts Center team in their mission to promote, educate, and preserve the arts!

Teaching philosophy/style:

My teaching style is very physical with an emphasis on technique to promote healthy singing. I believe it is essential to learn how to incorporate the entire body in order to tap into the full potential of your instrument and to achieve growth. When everything is engaged, it is amazing how much more you are capable of as a singer. I want to give my students a foundation in technique to help them understand what it is to sing healthfully as well as to allow for continued growth in their journey as musicians and performers.