Born in Las Vegas, Jade Vandruff grew up with a passion for singing and education. She began singing in choir in elementary school and continues to sing in various choirs and ensembles in the city. As a professional musician, she can most often be found singing classical music such as operas, art songs, and cantatas. However, she also enjoys performing popular music, jazz and musical theater. This love of all musical genres is something that she prides sharing with her students.
She is currently studying Music Education and Performance at University of Nevada Las Vegas, studying with Dr. Monica Williams-McCullough for voice and with Valeria Ore for piano. Before attending UNLV, she obtained her Associate of Arts degree in Music at the College of Southern Nevada, studying with Voltaire Verzosa and Dr. Mark Wherry. Jade has sung in major works such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, and Bach’s Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ, in various groups. Most recently, she has sung with the Las Vegas Master Singers, Vegas City Opera, UNLV Concert Singers and FCLC’s Choral Scholars.
With nearly 10 years’ of experience as a private tutor, nursery caregiver, and music instructor she has worked with students of all ages. Starting with a foundation of musical literacy and healthy technique, Jade encourages her students to explore music of many cultures and genres. She believes in being a lifelong student and fosters the joy of musical discovery with her students.