Fractionation is an original queer narrative by Jacob Berger. This performance as Berger’s (they/them/their) junior recital.
Jacob is graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where they studied voice with Professor Daniel Teadt. Jacob graduated at the top of their class and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Voice Performance. They are continuing on to pursue a K-12 Music Education Certification as well as a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.
As a performer, Jacob seeks to explore the intersection of their queer identity with the Classical vocal cannon, performing a wide range of Classical music spanning from baroque opera to new works.
As a composer, Jacob enjoys highlighting natural and formulaic musical impulses, incorporating elements of aleatoricism and indeterminacy into their writing.
In the classroom Jacob seeks to foster a welcoming and loving learning environment for all students, with a focus on bringing out the inherent musicality that lives within every body. Their teaching takes a full-body kinesthetic approach to musicking and places emphasis on natural gestures and authentic sounds.
Fractionation was made possible in part by support from the Frank-Ratchye Further Fund (formerly Fund for Art @ the Frontier) Microgrant #2020-044.