Jasmine Muhammad is a versatile vocalist, bridging the genre gap at every turn.
Most recently, she appeared as Hattie in Pittsburgh Opera’s world premiere of The Summer King. During her successful three year tenure as a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist, Jasmine appeared as Rodelinda in Handel’s Rodelinda and Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen (2015); the High Priestess in Verdi’s Aida, First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Eliza in Muhly’s Dark Sisters and Mimi in the student matinee of Puccini’s La Boheme (2013-2014). In the 2012 season, she appeared as Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Elisetta in Il matrimoniosegreto. Other operatic performances include Woman in a Hat and Duchess in The Ghosts of Versailles with Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. In Summer 2012, Ms. Muhammad joined the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel under the direction of Joan Dornemann.
Ms. Muhammad has sung background vocals for John Legend with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” Tribute. She has also performed with Warren Haynes on the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Tour for four years.
Most recently, Ms. Muhammad was awarded a 2015-2016 Sullivan Foundation Award and placed first in the 2015 Harlem Opera Theatre Vocal Competition. Ms. Muhammad is a 2014-2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council District winner and received Encouragement Awards from Metropolitan Opera National Council District Level competitions in 2015-2016, 2013-2014 and 2012-2013. She also received a Commendation for Excellence from the 2014 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition.
Ms. Muhammad holds a master’s degree in voice from Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor’s degree in voice from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.