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Jean Bernard Cerin

Jean Bernard Cerin

Assistant Professor, Music

Jean Bernard Cerin is a multifaceted artist and scholar who produces and performs in projects ranging from film, recital, oratorio, opera, and folk music. Praised for his “burnished tone and focused phrasing” (Chestnut Hill Local). Cerin performs extensively as a baritone with leading early music ensembles across the United States. He founded the Lisette Project in 2021, a research and performance platform focusing on early Haitian classical music, beginning with the oldest song in Haitian Creole, Lisette quitté la plaine

In 2022, they premiered their first documentary, Lisette (2022), at the Berkeley Early Music Festival. Last season, Cerin toured the United States, screening the film and performing a related lecture-recital at Princeton University, Bucknell University, Yale University, Cornell University, Ithaca College, the Siegel Music Museum, and the Gotham Early Music of the Americas series in NYC. Cerin guest-curated episodes featuring the Lisette Project’s research on the award-winning SalonEra web docuseries in 2021 and 2023. This season, he brings the lecture recital to the American Musicological Society Conference in Denver and Philadelphia hosted by the Tempesta Di Mare Baroque Orchestra.

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