Jessica Kirsten Baldwin is a crossover singer, collaborative pianist, and music teacher based in Marietta, Ohio.
A vocal chameleon, Jessica has performed in jazz, funk, soul, fusion, pop, rock, musical theatre, gospel, Americana, and classical groups. She loves working with musicians from different branches of music, and seeks out musical growth through new collaborations. Her singing has been described as "powerful," "pure beauty," "passionate," and "that rare combination of a high degree of technical skill and a palpable level of emotion." She performed on Mountain Stage in 2013 with The Fields of Gettysburg. In 2012, she presented a recital series in Ohio and West Virginia called "Giving Voice," which featured works by living female composers in both classical and jazz genres.
As a teacher, she runs a large private studio with voice and piano students of all ages and skill levels, and teaches voice and vocal pedagogy at Marietta College. Some students make music by just for fun, while others have performing careers. Her students have received honors such as inclusion on state Solo & Ensemble recitals, 1st chair in All-State choirs, large music scholarships, and 1st place in international voice competitions.
Jessica earned her Level III certification in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method from the 2009 CCM Institute, and completed her fifth year of study at the Institute during the summer of 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Music from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV, and her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She is a member of NATS, MENC, and ACDA.