Jodi Frisbie  
New England Third Place Winner, 1999, 2000


Jodi Frisbie Reese has returned to Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, where she was an Assistant Professor of Voice and Choral Activities from 2006 to 2010. After receiving her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music in 2012, Jodi had joined the faculty of Dodge City Community College (KA) as an Associate Professor of Vocal Music and Director of Choral Activities.


Jodi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Iowa State University and her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University. As a Young Artist with Indianapolis Opera in her 2000-2001 season, she performed as Kate in The Ballad of Baby Doe and Betsy in Sweet Betsy from Pike. She also performed the roles of Frasquita in Carmen with the Ocean State Lyric Opera and a Daughter in the Boston premiere of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten with Boston Lyric Opera. The following season Jodi made her debut with Maine Grand Opera in her first Pamina in The Magic Flute. Other early roles included her first performance of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Opera Aperta and, as a member of Utah Opera’s Studio Artists’ Program, Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Lula in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree. She also brought her Lula to Opera Omaha, returning to the company as the High Priestess in their 2008 production of Aidaand as Peep-Bo in The Mikado in 2012.


A frequent clinician and adjudicator in Kansas, Jodi Frisbie Reese is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the National Association for Music Education.


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