The American baritone, Jeffrey Fields, studied at Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa (Class of 1985). He obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice performance from the University of Iowa (1985-1990), where he studied with with Albert Gammon and John van Cura. He was an artist fellow for three seasons at the Bach Aria Festival and Institute, Stony Brook, New York. He was a three-time winner of the NATS Central Region auditions.
Jeffrey Fields sings as classical baritone with various organizations since 1990. He has performed regularly throughout California in concert, oratorio and opera since moving to the Bay Area in 1999. In 1998, he was selected as an Adams Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival and has had numerous solo appearances there since; he sang the Monteverdi Vespers 1610 there. He was baritone soloist of San Francisco Bach Choir (2002-2010); baritone of Artists Vocal Ensemble (2008-2010); Musicologist at Classical Archives (2008-2010); Baritone soloist at Calvary Presbyterian Church (2002-2014). He sings regularly with Carmel Bach Festival (since 1998), Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (since 2000), and American Bach Soloists (soloist and ensemble member since 2002). He made his Carnegie Hall debut in George Frideric Handel's
Messiah in December 2007. His wide repertoire includes Marcello in Puccini’s La Boheme, Papageno in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, and King Herod in Massenet’s Herodiade, as well as a broad spectrum of concert works, oratorios and art song.
Recent and current engagements include Purcell’s Dioclesian with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, G.F. Handel's Alexander’s Feast at UC Davis under Jeffrey Thomas, Johannes Brahms’ Requiem in Palo Alto, San Francisco and Berkeley, W.A. Mozart’s Requiem with the Marin Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana at Stanford, G.F. Handel's Samson with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Acis and Galatea (Polyphemus) with Berkeley Opera, the title role in Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah with Marin Oratorio, F. Mendelssohn's St. Paul in Berkeley, J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) at the Carmel Bach Festival and the Bach Society of St. Louis, the Requiems of Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, and Haydn’s Creation in Seattle.
Jeffrey Fields taught voice and Singers’ Diction at the University of Iowa. In technology he is Network and system adminstrator, extensive user support experience. Have contracted for TAOS, Sun, EveryNetwork. He works as Maps Ninja at Apple in Cupertino, California (2011); IT Field Engineer at DPR Construction in in Cupertino, California (2012). Specialties:MacOS, iPhone, Windows, Unix, copy editing. Since 2014, he lives in Alameda, California.