New Faculty: Jean Bernard Cerin

Jean Bernard Cerin

Assistant Professor, Music

Academic focus:

Vocal performance

Current research project: 

The Lisette Project traces the history of the oldest song from Colonial Haiti and other songs written in France and the United States that share its lyrics.

Previous positions:

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Music Theater and Dance, Ithaca College, 2022-2023
  • Associate Professor, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Lincoln University, 2016-2022

Academic background:

  • D.M.A., Vocal performance, University of Michigan, 2014
  • M.M., Vocal performance, New England Conservatory, 2010
  • B.A., Economics, Saint Joseph's University, 2009

Last book read:

“Witch King” by Martha Wells

In your own time/when not working:

I enjoy listening to audiobooks and weight training. 

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Applied Voice Lessons 

What most excites you about Cornell:

I am thrilled to be teaching in such an eclectic department of scholars and performers and to work with students from across the university. 

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