We have a wonderful new class and rehearsal accompanist/conductor Jared Oaks! I had the pleasure of listening to him in “Three Preludes” rehearsal where guest repetiteur Janie Parker raved and rhapsodised over his abilities and his Rachmaninoff.
The following is a short bio of Jared.
Jared Oaks graduated from Brigham Young University in piano performance, where he is currently pursuing a master of music in choral conducting. He is in frequent demand as a vocal, instrumental, and dance accompanist. Last year he performed Schubert’s Winterreise with faculty member Lawrence Vincent locally and in Vienna. Jared has played for BYU Ballet classes since 2004, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Summer Course, the Barlow Arts Conservatory, and now Ballet West. This season he will conduct selected performances with Ballet West, in addition to playing for classes and rehearsals. At BYU he has conducted the Singers, Men’s Chorus, Scandinavian Choir, University Chorale. Jared recently returned from the World Choral Symposium in Copenhagen, where he participated in a conducting masterclass with Austrian conductor Erwin Ortner.