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Profile

Diverse musical training and interest base. Equally comfortable as a vocalist, pianist, pedagogue, educator, director, and writer. Passionate about helping people find their voice both literally and figuratively.

Contact

304.615.0535
jess@jessbaldwin.com


Interests

  • Vocal Pedagogy

    • CCM/Contemporary

    • Functional

  • Voice Science

  • Vocal Health

  • Music Education

    • Commercial/Popular Musics

  • Performance

    • Commercial/Popular Musics

  • Psychology

    • Effects of trauma on the singer

    • Teaching with sensitivity to trauma and its effects

    • Life coaching concepts in the voice studio

Degrees

  • M.M. Vocal Pedagogy and Performance

    • Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

    • 2005

    • Summa cum laude

    • Thesis: “Understanding, Detecting, and Preventing Acid Reflux in the Vocal Studio” 

    • Advisor: Dr. James Fogle

  • B.A. Applied Voice

    • Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV

    • 2002

    • Summa cum laude

    • Advisor: Dr. Judson Bracey

Certifications

  • Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method

    • All Levels

    • 2009

  • Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

    • Advanced Specialist, Voice

Continuing Education

  • CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

    • Resonance and Articulation for CCM Singers, 2016

    • Bodywork for Singers, 2015

    • Audio Technology for Voice Teachers, 2012

    • Country and Bluegrass Styles, 2012

    • Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Singing Voice, 2011

    • Speaking and Singing with the Same Voice, 2011

    • Gospel Styles, 2010


Voice Teacher - Pedagogue - Coach

Private Studio

Jess Baldwin Voice Studio, Marietta, Ohio, 2006-present
Jess Baldwin Voice Studio, Columbus, Ohio, 2016-present
Sounds Educational Center, 2006

 

Academia

Vocal Pedagogy Classes

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University, 2017-present
Marietta College

Voice Lessons

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University, 2017-present
Marietta College, 2007-2016
Washington State Community College, 2010-2011
WVU-Parkersburg, 2008-2011
Ohio Valley University, 2007-2011

 

Master Classes & Workshops

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute
West Virginia Music Educators Association
West Virginia Choral Directors Association
LeHigh Valley NATS Chapter, 2018
Featured Teacher, Live Chat, VoiceLessons.com
Featured Teacher, Live Chat, Dr. Daniel Robinson’s Blog, 2018
Guild Builders Children’s Musical Theatre Program, Parkersburg, WV
Alderson-Broaddus College
North Parkersburg Baptist Church


Vocalist

Singer-Songwriter

Jess Baldwin - Solo Artist

Appeared on American Public Television’s Songs at the Center

Jess Baldwin Quintet

 

Jazz & Fusion

Jess Baldwin Quintet
Maybelogic
Michael Tobar Quintet
Scott Kitchen Band
The Hippsters, guest soloist
Marietta College Jazz Band, guest soloist

 

Americana

The Fields of Gettysburg

Appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show

 

Blues & Funk

Vinnie Mele & The Lubricators
Brandy Hard Sauce

 

Pop/Rock

Maybelogic
The Swinging Orangutangs

 

Musical Theatre

Pops Concert, guest soloist, River Cities Symphony Orchestra

 

Oratorio

The Creation, guest soloist, Ohio University
Missa in tempore belli, guest soloist, River Cities Symphony Orchestra

 

Opera

Hansel & Gretel, Gretel, Capital Opera Raleigh
Suor Angelica, Suor Genevieve, Capital Opera Raleigh

 

Choral

Guest Vocalist, Liedertafel Columbus European Tour


Pianist

 

Popular Music Styles

Jess Baldwin - Solo Artist
Maybelogic
Vinnie Mele & The Lubricators
The Swinging Orangutangs

 
 

Multi-Genre

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute - Participant Open Mic Nights, Class Demonstrations, Master Classes

Jess Baldwin Voice Studio - All Student Performances

 

Choirs

WV All-State Chamber Choir
WV All-State High School Choir
First Baptist Church Chapel Choir, Parkersburg, WV
Grace Community Church Chapel Choir, Raleigh, NC
Alderson-Broaddus College Chapel Choir
Alderson-Broaddus College Concert Choir
The West Virginians
Mercer County WV All-County Chorus

 

Classical Soloists

Concerto Competition Auditions, Alderson-Broaddus College
Student Recitals, Meredith College
Junior/Senior Recitals, Alderson-Broaddus College

 

Musicals

High School Musical, Smoot Theatre, Parkersburg, WV

 

Opera

Opera Scenes, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio


Director

 

Projects

Director, Bandleader, Arranger, Composer, Jess Baldwin Quintet

Director, Arranger, Musical Director, Giving Voice: Living Women Composers

 

Musicals

Music Director, Pete the Cat, Columbus Children’s Theatre, 2019

Substitute Conductor, La Cage aux Folles, Short North Stage, 2018

Music Director, Love’s Labours Lost, Marietta Shakespeare Festival, 2015

Director & Music Director, Summer Children’s Musical, First Baptist Church, Parkersburg, WV, 2007

 

Choirs

Guest conductor, All-District Elementary Choir, Winchester, VA

Guest conductor, All-County Elementary Choir, Onancock, VA

Director, Mid-Ohio Valley Children’s Chorus

Director, First Baptist Church Chapel Choir


Popular Musics Advocate

Website

Commercial Voice Resources

Current database of articles, books, etc. on singing in popular musics
Database of voice teachers who teach popular musics
Blog articles about teaching popular musics
Guest interviews and blogs

 

Research

A Survey of Voice Faculty in Commercial Music Degree Programs

Jessica Baldwin, Kat Reinhert, Matthew Edwards
Presented at Association of Popular Music Education Conference 2017
Presented at The Voice Foundation Symposium 2017

A Survey of Curriculum in Commercial Music Degree Programs

Jessica Baldwin, Kat Reinhert, Matthew Edwards
Presented at Association of Popular Music Education Conference 2017
Presented at The Voice Foundation Symposium 2017


Honors & Awards

 

Performing

Quarterfinalist, American Traditions Vocal Competition, 2017

Best Cover Song, Ohio Music Awards, 2017

Quarterfinalist, American Traditions Vocal Competition, 2015

Best Cover Song, Ohio Music Awards, 2015

Winner, Meredith College Concerto Competition, 2003

2nd Place, Graduate Women, NC NATS State Competition, 2003

Alternate, MTNA Eastern Division Collegiate Artist Competition, 2002

Winner, Senior Women, NATS Tri-State Competition, 2002

Winner, WVMTNA Collegiate Artist Competition, 2001

Winner, Alderson-Broaddus College Concerto Competition, 2001

 

Academic

Member, Pi Kappa Lambda, 2004

Meredith College Beatrice Donley Voice Scholarship, 2002-2005

Alderson-Broaddus College Student Accompanist Scholarship, 1998-2002

Alderson-Broaddus College W. Lee and Alberta Williams Music Award, 2002

Alderson-Broaddus College Music Academic Award, 2002

Alderson-Broaddus College Jack and Virginia Clinard Vocal Music Award, 2002

Alderson-Broaddus College Silver Key Society, 2001

Alderson-Broaddus College Student Leadership Award, 2001

Alderson-Broaddus College President’s List, 2001