Jean Thomas, vocal soloist with Musica Antiqua, is a studio voice instructor at Iowa State University. She earned the B.A. degree in music from St. Olaf College, and the M.M. degree in voice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jean has studied Medieval and Renaissance vocal style with Thomas Binkeley, Andrea von Ramm, and Cantor Isaac Behar. She often presents lecture-demonstrations on early music style and ornamentation, and on early methods of voice teaching. (A bit of early advice, ...do not eat crickets if you are planning to sing...) Jean's other passions include people, music of many types and cultures, art and design, foreign languages and cultures, history, and poetry. She is also an avid jogger, world traveller, reader and cook. In addition to her vocal duties with Antiqua, Jean Thomas also plays percussion.