Artistic Staff and Faculty | Wolf Trap

Artistic Staff and Faculty

For 3 months every summer, industry-leading conductors, directors, designers, production managers, artistic directors, coaches, and guest faculty gather at Wolf Trap to make great opera and mentor up-and-coming singers.

A core value of Wolf Trap Opera is to provide a significant artistic experience for our artists to further their artistic growth. While the experiences will look different for our 2021 artists during this summer, we remain committed to providing opportunities that will both challenge and engage.

Jason FerranteJason Ferrante, Interim Director, Wolf Trap Opera Studio

With two decades of experience on the operatic stage in over 80 different roles and on the concert stage as a tenor soloist , Ferrante maintains an acclaimed career as both a tenor and a sought-after voice teacher. Jason was a Filene Artist in 2005 and 2006, and created the role of Cornaccio in Wolf Trap’s Volpone . He has supported numerous WTO singers as a vocal consultant and Guest Faculty member for many seasons, and we are glad to welcome him into this new role.

2021 WTO Music Staff


Grant Loehnig, Head of Music Staff
Justina Lee, coach

Joseph Li, coach
Nate Raskin, coach
Jocelyn Dueck, coach
David Hanlon, coach


Our 2021 Guest Faculty are currently being confirmed: check this space for updates!

2021 WTO Admin


WTO's year-round staff includes Lee Anne Myslewski (Vice President), Ronald Lee Newman (Director, Artistic Operations), Jon DeVries (Coordinator, Company Management), and Tim McCormick (Director of Production for The Barns). Seasonal Staff: Ellen Goodnight (Rehearsal Administrator).

Lee Anne MyslewskiWolf Trap Opera’s Lee Anne Myslewski

Lee Anne Myslewski has been an integral member of Wolf Trap’s Opera and Classical Programming team since 2006, hearing over 7,500 auditions and helping to cast the last 13 seasons of Wolf Trap Opera. She conceived of the UNTRAPPED series of programming in 2016 which has featured artistic partnerships with the Shakespeare Theatre, Taffety Punk, Halcyon, AMP at Strathmore, as well as ongoing partnerships with The Phillips Collection, the Library of Congress and the National Orchestral Institute + Festival. 

Myslewski also created the Artistic Advisor position for Chamber Music at The Barns collaborating with an artist or ensemble of significant influence in the field to help identify performers and repertoire for the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap.