Jerad Mosbey has been an active collaborative pianist from a very young age. Through his musical work for various choral groups and solo singers, he decided early in his career to specialize in collaborative piano. In 2002 he received his Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, from Butler University where he studied with artistin-residence, Panayis Lyras. Throughout his four years at Butler, Mr. Mosbey performed extensively as both a soloist and collaborator, appearing in numerous recitals for both faculty and students. He then received his Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University ofMichigan where he studied with world-renowned collaborative pianist, Martin Katz.While at the University of Michigan, Mr. Mosbey was a committed collaborator, playing for many recitals and serving as an opera coach for a number of university productions. Coinciding with his academic training, Mr. Mosbey has held prestigious fellowships at various summer music festivals. In the summer of 2001 he participated in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, performing throughout the city. In the summer of 2003, he was a vocal piano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center where he was heavily involved in both recital and opera performance. In particular,Mr. Mosbey was featured in a birthday tribute performance of Ned Rorem’s Aftermath in Seiji Ozawa Hall.
Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, Mr. Mosbey joined the Houston Grand Opera Studio in 2004. As a studio pianist, he served as vocal coach for a number of productions, working with artists such as Ramón Vargas, Marcello Giordani, Ana Maria Martinez, and Patrick Summers. Currently, Mr. Mosbey resides in Chicago where he is a founding partner of Collaborative Works, Chicago’s premiere vocal coaching studio and collaborative arts institute.