Maíra Jaber (PAVA Member)

Maíra dos Santos Jaber, MM, is an active professional singer, singing teacher and music director native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, she is a PhD Student at the Music Program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she develops research on voice performance/pedagogy and music cognition. In 2021, she received the “Paulo Pontes Award”, an important incentive award for voice research in Brazil. She is the founder and director of the SING Studio, where she teaches Contemporary Christian Music, Brazilian Music, Gospel, Jazz, R&B and other CCM styles. She works as a diction coach for non-portuguese-speakers-singers who want to sing Brazilian Jazz in its original language. In 2018, she worked with the brilliant singer Donna McElroy (Berklee College of Music voice professor), coaching her Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation for the recordings of the album “Carinhoso”. Maíra Jaber is also a Contemporary Christian Music recording artist, worship leader, choir conductor and voice producer.