Kimberly Beasley

 Associate Professor

Voice, Opera, Music Theater
(904) 256-7389 


Kimberly Beasley, Associate Professor of Voice, holds a Bachelor's in Music Theatre from the University of Colorado, a Master of Music from Valparaiso University and a Certificate of Vocal Performance from Northwestern University where she studied with Sunny Joy Langton and coached with Sherrill Milnes.

Singing in all styles, she has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Festival Orchestra in Chicago, Southwest Michigan Symphony, Elmhurst Symphony, the Northwest Indiana Symphony, DuPage Opera Theatre, the New Philharmonic Orchestra, Light Opera Works, Music at Main, Friday Musicale, Music@Main, Jacksonville Chamber Music Society, Jacksonville University Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony Chorus and the Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus at venues such as the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville, the Star Plaza in Indiana, Chicago’s Millennium Park , and the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Roles include Micaëla, Dorine, Serpina, Rosina, Cinderella, Angelica, Josephine, Barbarina, and Cio-cio San in productions of Fidelio, Turandot, Into the Woods, Suor Angelica, Barber of Seville, Tartuffe, H.M.S. Pinafore, Carmen, Marriage of Figaro, and Madama Butterfly.

She has taught university courses in applied theory, opera scenes, vocal pedagogy, music theatre workshop, and opera history at Jacksonville University, Valparaiso University, Northwestern University, and the Graham School of the University of Chicago.

As a Director and Music Director, she has led productions of Light in the Piazza, Les Misérables, Hot Mikado, Gianni Schicchi, A...My Name is Alice, A Grand Night for Singing, Children of Eden, Little Women, the Musical, which won awards for Best Actor and Best Scenic Design from Broadway World, and the Jacksonville premiere of Street Scene which was awarded the University Performance grant for 2013 by the Kurt Weill Foundation. In Chicago, she was a founding member of Vox3, and served as the music director, to critical acclaim, of a production of The Last Five Years for OneTheatre. She has also written her own opera review entitled, Opera Goes Pop!, which was performed by Jacksonville students in 2014. The spring 2017 performance of There’s a Moon Out Tonight: Doo Wop Songs from 1954-1963 in the Black Box Theatre at JU was generously reviewed and recommended by NPR’s Glen Fisher.

Her CD Fashion Sense: Songs in Recital was released in 2015 and is currently on tour in cities across the United States including Denver, CO, and Greenville, SC.