Jared Andrew Michaud is a singer, educator, and scholar who is passionate about bringing people together and bridging divides, whether through performance or group facilitation. 

Hailing from rural northern Maine and currently based in London, Jared is a Franco-American baritone who is internationally-awarded as an art song recitalist. He recently obtained an MA in Vocal Performance & Music Education with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, where he was a Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholar and studied with Neil Baker, Helen Yorke, and Eugene Asti. He previously studied at Yale University, under the tutelage of Janna Baty at the School of Music, and graduated cum laude with Distinction in Theatre Studies and a certificate in Education Studies. He has trained in Vienna with Michele Friedman, Anna Ronai, and Chihiro Gordon; sung in Greece at the Nostos Festival (Stavros Niarchos) and the Horto Festival (Colla Voce workshop); and performed with companies such as the College Light Opera Company, Quisisana Resort, and Berkshire Choral International. As the recipient of the YGC Service Through Music Fellowship, Jared worked as an Assistant Conductor and Dialogue Facilitator for the Jerusalem Youth Chorus and sang under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Stanley Sperber, and Dan Ettinger in the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance Chamber Choir. In October 2022, Jared made his premiere at Welsh National Opera singing Barabashkin in the Young Company production of Shostakovich's Cheryomushki. Jared won first prize at both the 2022 Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Duo Competition in London and the 4th International SGSM Singing Competition in Slovenia (Lieder Duo category) with his duo partner Christina Koti, with whom he is a Song Easel Young Artist. Jared was also a finalist in the 2022 Charles Wood Song Competition and the 2021 British Art Song Competition at the London Song Festival. He currently studies with Neil Baker and Simon Lepper.

 As an educator, Jared is passionate about arts education, rural education, accessibility, and conflict resolution. He has worked as a music teaching artist, a theater educator, and a mentor/tutor, while also producing an array of research projects on the arts and education. Jared currently works as an SAT/ACT tutor for UES Education and as the Graduate Forum Moderator for online music education courses at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Previously, Jared served as the Assistant Conductor, Dialogue Co-Facilitator, and Administrative Assistant for the Jerusalem Youth Chorus—a music and dialogue program for Palestinian and Israeli teenagers—as the 2019-2020 recipient of the Yale Glee Club Service Through Music Fellowship. Jared’s recent research projects include an exploration into American high schools without music education; a practical workshop on the connection between improvisation, dialogue, and belonging; and understanding the experiences of minority students and the role of creative agency in teaching and learning as a student researcher at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. 

Jared is passionate about finding innovative artistic ways to bridge divides, especially the American rural-urban divide that he experienced moving from his farm town to Yale University. Beyond his work in the US and Jerusalem, Jared most recently worked as a workshop assistant, administrator, and strategy lead with Music and Theatre for All on their Lewisham Urban Opera project. In this role, he organized, facilitated, and participated in devising an original opera for the community, building connections between all sorts of different individuals and between amateurs and professionals. Jared is a 2015 Coca-Cola Scholar and was recently featured in their podcast about storytelling and the creative arts. In his free time, Jared enjoys comedy, food, and creative writing.