Jeanne Kelly's career of over forty years has produced a unique blend of experience as a vocal performer, teacher, conductor and music administrator that has prepared her well to serve as the Founder and Artistic Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults.
As a performer, Ms. Kelly made her professional operatic debut with the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center. She has also performed major roles with the Baltimore Opera, Opera Delaware, Central City Opera, Tulsa Opera, Annapolis Opera, and the New York City Opera Education Department. She appeared in the world premiere of Rappaccini's Daughter with the Pennsylvania Opera Theater.
In addition to having maintained a private voice studio in Maryland and Virginia, Ms. Kelly served on the faculties of the Levine School of Music, Washington, DC; Hood College, Frederick, Maryland; and the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Ms. Kelly served as conductor of the Women's Glee Club at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and the Georgetown University Concert Choir.
She was Executive Director of the Houston Conservatory of Music and, from 1997 until 2007, was Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Campus of the Levine School of Music.
Ms. Kelly earned an undergraduate degree in voice performance and piano from the University of Findlay, Ohio, and a master's degree in voice performance from the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore.