Jacqueline Bobak is a singer, composer, and educator committed to creating, interpreting, and teaching adventuresome music made with and for the voice. She has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe, conducted research in experimental music and art, and taught since 1991 at the California Institute of the Arts. She is considered one of the leading teachers of contemporary vocal repertoire, techniques and performance in the US. Her current creative work, Dada Divas, is an opera and research project centered on important female artists who were among the originators of Dada. Her other recent work includes Vir2Ual Cage, an expansive multi-media interpretation of John Cage's Song Books. While concentrating on new and emerging works—including many composed especially for her—she also performs and teaches repertoire ranging from opera to chamber music, from the traditional to the avant-garde.
Watch an interview with Jacqueline Bobak, joined by Carmina Escobar, about Dada Divas. Produced by TV UNAM, the educational television network of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, on the occasion of the performance of Dada Divas on the Vértice Festival in Mexico City on 26 October 2018. Featuring Jacqueline Bobak, Carmina Escobar, Micaela Tobin, and Meltem Ege.
"Jacqueline is Jacqueline without hesitation." —Gertrude Stein