Originally from western Kentucky, Jay Bennett is a recent graduate of Indiana University where he received a BM in voice performance from the Jacobs School of Music with minors in early music and German. During his last year at IU, Jay served as the president of the German Club and was an active member of the Czech Club. He participated in the Middlebury German for Singers Program at Middlebury College for two consecutive summers and also studied abroad for a semester in Vienna, Austria. He is currently applying for a Fulbright Grant to study Czech operatic and song literature in the Czech Republic. When not busy with school work or other artistic endeavors, Jay dedicates much of his free time to practicing yoga and thrift shopping.