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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 literally and figuratively in their style of choice.

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

    • Teacher-student dynamics

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

  • 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

North Raleigh Christian Academy, 2002-2005


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, 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

First Baptist Church Worship Team

Grace Community Church Worship Team



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

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