Jean Kellogg joined the Merola Opera Program in October of 2011 as its first Executive Director. She oversees all administrative operations of the program and works closely with the Merola Board of Directors and Artistic Director at San Francisco Opera to continue and build upon Merola’s success and outstanding reputation.
She has served previously as Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus in Manassas, VA, Director of Education at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Dean of the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. Kellogg has also worked at Greater Miami Opera (now Florida Grand Opera), Chautauqua Opera, and Westminster Choir College. She received a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in collaborative piano from Westminster Choir College where she studied with Martin Katz.
Kellogg has been an adjudicator for the Metropolitan Opera auditions as well as numerous university and community music school competitions. Active as a pianist-coach-collaborator for 30 years, she has also been a professional singer of oratorio, opera, and cabaret.