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Jenny Kim-Godfrey

Jenny Kim-Godfrey



Jenny Kim-Godfrey is a Korean-American Music Director and an award-winning Opera Singer. Jenny has been the featured soloist with numerous renowned ensembles and companies including Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa, St. Petersburg Opera, Jacksonville Symphony, Gravenhurst Opera (Canada), CLA (Italy), Sarasota Pops Orchestra, Choral Artists of Sarasota, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, Guitar Sarasota, Ft. Myers Symphony, South Shore Symphony, Indiana University Opera Theatre, New York Summer Music Festival, Catskill Choral Society, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Paju City Hall (Korea) and Florida Lyric Opera.

Jenny also frequently concertizes in the Soprano-Guitar duo "Corda Voce" with her husband Dr. Jonathan Godfrey. ( | IG: @CordaVoce)

Most recently, Jenny was seen on the stages of The Peterborough Players as the Conductor for their production of "Cabaret", and look forward to making her Asolo Repertory Theatre Conductor debut in "Man of La Mancha" alongside the award-winning director Peter Rothstein.

Jenny immensely enjoys collaborating in developments of new works, and is currently a Resident Music Director with Norwegian Cruise Lines and can be spotted sailing around the globe throughout the year. In 2020, she set sail to the inaugural launch of the Regent Seven Seas Splendor, the most luxurious ship in the world, as an Associate Music Director to three world-premiere productions, working closely with the award-winning Broadway directors and major TV/Film choreographers of HKM Productions.

Jenny is also a Resident Voice Coach with, Music Director/Arranger with Spoken AV (Colombia), and has served on the faculty at University of Albany (SUNY) as an Adjunct Music Director, as well as an Adjunct Voice Professor at The University of Tampa. Jenny has previously taught and given masterclasses at universities at Meredith College, Ave Maria University, Sehan University (Korea), Bucheon University (Korea), and served as the Music Department Chair and Director of Choirs at Manatee School For the Arts.

Jenny is a proud member of the EMC and trained classically at Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Program and the Tanglewood Institute (BUTI). Jenny holds her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance (Opera) and minor in Choral Conducting with an outside field in Arts Administration from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with the award winning mezzo-soprano Mary Ann Hart and two-time Grammy Award winner and Emmy Award winner Sylvia McNair.

Jenny is a proud immigrant from South Korea and a rescue mom to three fur-babies!

For full bio please visit: | IG: @JennyKimGodfrey

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree


  • Florida/Gulf Coast
  • South Korea

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Keyboard Programmer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Classroom Music Teacher
  • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
  • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

Primary Instruments

  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Piccolo
  • Synthesizer
  • Voice

Additional Instruments

  • Drums
  • Percussion


  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius
  • QLab

Additional Skills

  • Actor-Musician
  • Singer/Performer
  • Arts Administration
  • Home Studio Whiz


  • MUSE
  • NAfME

Person of Color?

  • Yes