Meet Jared Michaud
Franco-American baritone Jared Andrew Michaud is a 2023-2024 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar in Paris, studying with François Le Roux and Pascal Rogé on a song duo course at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and working privately with Susan Manoff. While in Paris, Jared is also exploring the common ground between the French-Canadian folk music he grew up around and the French art song that he now performs.
With his duo partner, pianist Christina Koti, Jared has won first prize in the 2022 Federation of Art Song Fellowship Competition (NYC), the 4th International SGSM Singing Competition (Slovenia), and the 2022 Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Duo Competition (London). They have studied and performed in lied duo courses around Europe with Anna-Lucia Richter, Ammiel Bushakevitz, and Wolfram Rieger, and they are currently representing France as emerging artists in the 2023-2024 Young Europe Sings program, co-funded by the EU. The duo has appeared in recitals in the UK, US, and Greece, performing in venues such as St. James Piccadilly in London, DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan, Yale University, the Rhodes International Music Festival, and the Theocharakis Foundation in Athens.
Beyond song and recital, Jared has performed as a soloist in numerous operas and concerts, most notably in the Nostos Festival at the Stavros Niarchos Center in Athens. In 2022, he made his premiere at the Welsh National Opera as Barabashkin in their Young Company production of Cheryomushki, and in 2023, Jared sang in the chorus at the renowned Grange Park Opera festival. Jared received his MA from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London, graduating with Distinction as a Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholar, and his BA from Yale University, graduating with Distinction and cum laude.