Jaclyn Grossman is defining what it means to be a portfolio artist. Comfortable in roles both onstage and off, as a soprano, she has been hailed for her “unique voice type” (Opera Canada) and “command over a powerful range of expressive emotion” (The Whole Note). As a Co-Founder of Likht Ensemble, this season Jaclyn will curate and perform in the Shoah Songbook, a concert series with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company that shares music by Jewish composers from the Holocaust. Jaclyn is the 2020 winner of the Ben Steinberg Musical Legacy Award with Temple Sinai and she is a graduate of McGill University’s Diploma in Opera and Voice program.
Equally committed to her work with nonprofits, she is the Founder of The Phoenix Leadership Project, a Canadian charity that promotes youth leadership education. Jaclyn believes in empowering artists to take control of their careers.
This year, she continues in her role as the Programs Associate for the Association for Opera in Canada, where she will develop and facilitate the “LINK Artist Programs”. Working to bridge the skills gap, these programs focus on professional skills development for artists across Canada.
Jaclyn graciously acknowledges her privilege to work and reside on the traditional territories of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit.