Here's what's on the docket so far for spring and summer:
Apr 22: Songs at the Center TV Taping
I'm so honored to be sharing the stage with Todd Burge, Bob Thompson, and Eric Gnezda for a taping of Songs at the Center, which is viewed on over 150 American Public Television stations. We'll be sharing originals in the round. This performance is free and open to the public, thanks to the Ohio Arts Council, and is part of the new Brick Street Arts Bash that's happening that weekend in Marietta. More info here.
May 20: Soloist with River Cities Symphony Orchestra
I'll be the guest soloist for the River Cities Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, singing some hits from mid-century musical theatre.
Aug 23: Jess Baldwin Quintet at Lakeside Chautauqua
My quintet will be performing at lovely Lakeside Chautauqua! I'm excited to be performing again with Sean Parsons, Ryan Kennedy, Andy Hall, and our newest addition, John Inghram.
I'll be in Columbus the second weekend of each month. If you're a gigging singer in the Columbus area, click here to schedule a spot.
May 16: 1 Year Anniversary of Commercial Voice Resources Launch
May 16 will mark a year since the launch of my website Commercial Voice Resources, which is for teachers who work with singers in commercial and popular styles. I'm excited about the great master teachers slated to write guest blogs and do interviews for the coming year.
June 4: Presenting at Voice Foundation Symposium
The Voice Foundation is an international organization made up of voice scientists, doctors, therapists, teachers, and other professionals. At its annual Symposium, I'm presenting the results of two surveys I'm conducting with Kat Reinhert and Matt Edwards. Through this research, we hope to....
- encourage the study and performance of popular genres of music.
- help high school and private music educators better understand the programs when advising college-bound music students.
- help post-secondary institutions better prepare future educators (particularly voice teachers) to teach in the programs.
June 14-17: Presenting at Association for Popular Music Education Conference
APME exists to empower music educators who include popular music in their curriculums. I'll present the two popular music program studies at this conference, and I'll also be giving a vocal technique workshop.
July 15-20: Teaching Assistant at The New CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute
The CCM Institute provides a foundation of instruction for people who sing and teach voice in contemporary commercial genres of music (non-classical music). Most college programs only teach classical singing, and the CCM Institute is one of the few programs where the science and voice function behind other genres is taught. I've studied at this institute since 2009, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it this year.