Jennifer Goltz-Taylor is a soprano, music theorist, music educator, and multi-genre multi-instrumentalist. She has performed new chamber music and opera in Europe and across the US as a founding member of the new music ensemble Brave New Works and with Milwaukee-based Present Music, the Muse Ensemble, and Klangforum Wien, among many others, and can be heard on Naxos, Albany, Centaur, MSR Classics, AMP, and Blue Griffin Records. Her recording of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire and Brettl-lieder (MSR) with the Los Angeles-based ensemble Inauthentica was hailed by Gramophone as "captivating" and "brilliant… a voice full of subtle allure and sprightly energy." She fronted the popular Klezmer band Into the Freylakh in the early 2000s and now appears with an accordion and a mic with the band Klezmephonic. In addition to degrees in Vocal Performance, Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Michigan; she has published on narrative in film scores and the history of Sprechstimme, and served as a reviewer for Opera News until 2023. She headed the voice area and taught music theory at Scripps College in southern California and now teaches voice, music theory, and courses about music within the humanities at the University of Michigan Residential College.