A composer and singer, Jamie Klenetsky Fay spans the creative spectrum. She is an award-winning composer focusing primarily on choral and vocal music and sings professionally in a variety of ensembles. Born in Freehold, New Jersey, she now lives and works in Morristown.
After taking voice and piano lessons throughout her childhood, Klenetsky Fay became a member of a number of choirs in high school. She completed a music degree from Rutgers University (affiliated with Mason Gross School of the Arts) and has sung professionally ever since. She sings with C4: The Composer/Conductor Collective; the Continuo Arts Foundation in its professional ensemble, Sonare, and as an Artist-in-Residence; and with the new music chamber ensemble, Red Oak Contemporary Ensemble.
She previously participated in Rhymes With Opera’s new music summer workshop, and was on the roster of the professional Kinnara Ensemble, as well as performing with the Eastern Opera of New Jersey. In prior years, she served as a section leader of the Westfield (NJ) Presbyterian Church choir and as a member of the professional Seton Hall Chapel Choir.
After discovering film soundtracks and classical music in high school, Klenetsky Fay pursued classical composition at Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts) under Dr. Matt Riedel. She has composed vocal, chamber and electronic works throughout the years. Being a vocalist, she fell in love with writing choral music. She won the New Voices competition in 2007 (San Francisco Choral Artists) and was a finalist in a chamber writing competition in Omaha, NE. C4 performed two of her works in New York in 2009 and 2010. She was commissioned to write three pieces for the Seton Hall Chapel Choir (2010-2011). She also had her electronic music heard during New Music Hartford in 2011.