Alumni Feature - In honor of the Dept of Music's 75th Anniversary - Jennifer Klauder, Associate Director of Communications at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


Jennifer Klauder received a B.A. degree from Washington University in 2011, with a major in Music and minors in Architecture and Women & Gender Studies. In 2015 she earned a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Boston University. In addition to her numerous recitals and opera performances, Jennifer has sung soprano solo roles in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. A champion of contemporary music, she has also spent several years workshopping a series of pieces centered around the Greek lyric poet Sappho, with award-winning composer Constantine Caravassilis.

In 2017, Jennifer made a pivot to public relations, working as a publicist at a boutique PR firm that represents some of the world’s most influential classical musicians. Currently she serves as Associate Director of Communications at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where she advances Lincoln Center's missions of making the arts more accessible and inclusive, and deepening the connections between the arts and civic engagement.

“My experience in the Washington University Music Department opened my eyes and ignited my passion for music, setting me firmly on the path towards a career in the arts. The breadth of course offerings—from traditional music history and theory to one of my most memorable courses, ‘Women in Jazz and Popular Music’—along with excellent vocal and performance training and total creative freedom in my recital programs, resulted in a holistic education that allowed me to shape my musical path and make it truly mine.”