Miranda Ferriss Jones
Miranda loves to sing and has been sharing her voice with the world since she was a young girl walking barefoot through the dirt roads of Vermont.
Over the years, she has evolved into a teacher, vocalist, and creator of musical theater. She has a degree in theatre performance from Yale University and spent time at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts studying Shakespeare. Miranda has toured internationally as a vocalist and has studied with famed vocal coaches such as Catherine Russell, Kitty Margolis, Bill Reed, Lisa Popeil and Jane Sharp. She has been the recipient of multiple grants for her original musical works, including grants from the Furthur Foundation, Rex Foundation and Wattis Foundation.
Before settling in New Jersey, Miranda made a name for herself in the Bay Area, collaborating with the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir. She recorded her original musical The Precipice with his band Ratdog at TRI Studios. Miranda worked closely with band member Jeff Chimenti (Rat Dog & Further) on numerous projects, including a three week residency for The Precipice at San Francisco’s renowned theatre, Z Space.
Miranda’s original children’s musicals have also been staged at schools throughout the Bay Area, including the Head Royce School in Oakland and Convent of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco. With her husband (Ben Youngerman), Miranda also co-runs the Dark Room Truck - a mobile photo booth and musical performance space. Miranda is the director of music and theater for all truck activities. Miranda is currently finishing her third album, Beautiful Blight (amongst other projects), and always enjoys performing live.
Miranda could not be more excited to call New Jersey home and work with so many talented students (both youth and adult) at Studio M Voice.