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 leads the Jess Baldwin Quintet, and loves working with musicians from different branches of music. She was a semifinalist in the 2015 American Traditions Competition, in which competitors sing in nine different genres through the course of the competition. 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. She also performed on Mountain Stage in 2013 with The Fields of Gettysburg.
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. Her students have received honors such as inclusion on state Solo & Ensemble recitals, 1st chair in All-State choirs, large music scholarships, and even 1st place in international voice competitions. See student accolades here.
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.