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.




M.M. Vocal Pedagogy and Performance
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
2005, Summa cum laude

B.A. Applied Voice
Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV
2002, Summa cum laude

Certification, The LoVetri Method
All Levels

Hard Skills

  • very advanced sight-reading, singing, and piano playing ability

  • adept in many genres

  • able to efficiently and energetically lead rehearsals

  • conducting

  • recording rehearsal and practice tracks

  • sharing and managing practice track files via cloud services

  • using social media, phone, text, and email for communication

  • managing and negotiating multiple schedules

Soft Skills

  • clear communicator

  • attentive listener

  • friendly & personable

  • problem-solver

  • skilled organizer

  • reliable & dependable

  • researcher & planner

  • cooperative

  • patient

  • respectful & respectable

  • sense of humor

  • emotionally intelligent

  • self-aware

  • independent

  • honest, yet gentle



Director, Bandleader, Arranger, Composer, Jess Baldwin Quintet

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


Musical Director, Love’s Labours Lost, Marietta Shakespeare Festival

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


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

Voice Teacher - Pedagogue - Coach

Private Studio

Jess Baldwin Voice Studio, Marietta, Ohio, 2006-present

Jess Baldwin Voice Studio, Columbus, Ohio, 2016-present


Vocal Pedagogy Classes

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University
Marietta College

Voice Lessons

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University
Marietta College
Ohio Valley University
Washington State Community College

Master Classes & Workshops

Association for Popular Music Education Conference

The Voice Foundation Annual Symposium

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

West Virginia Music Educators Association

West Virginia Choral Directors Association

LeHigh Valley NATS Chapter

Featured Teacher, Live Chat, Dr. Daniel Robinson’s Blog

Guild Builders Children’s Musical Theatre Program, Parkersburg, WV

Alderson-Broaddus College


Popular Music Styles

Jess Baldwin - Solo Artist


Vinnie Mele & The Lubricators

The Swinging Orangutangs

First Baptist Church Worship Team

Grace Community Church Worship Team


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

Jess Baldwin Voice Studio - All Student Performances


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


High School Musical, Smoot Theatre, Parkersburg, WV


Opera Scenes, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio



Jess Baldwin - Solo Artist

Appeared on American Public Television’s Songs at the Center

Jess Baldwin Quintet

Jazz & Fusion

Jess Baldwin Quintet


Michael Tobar Quintet

Scott Kitchen Band

The Hippsters, guest soloist

Marietta College Jazz Band, guest soloist


The Fields of Gettysburg

Appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show

Blues & Funk

Vinnie Mele & The Lubricators

Brandy Hard Sauce



The Swinging Orangutangs

Musical Theatre

Pops Concert, guest soloist, River Cities Symphony Orchestra


The Creation, guest soloist, Ohio University

Missa in tempore belli, guest soloist, River Cities Symphony Orchestra


Hansel & Gretel, Gretel, Capital Opera Raleigh

Suor Angelica, Suor Genevieve, Capital Opera Raleigh


Guest Vocalist, Liedertafel Columbus European Tour


Sheri Sanders

Pop-Rock Musical Theatre Coach, Rock the Audition
(646) 643-8456

Matthew Edwards

Artistic Director, CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute
‭(937) 231-8320

Ryan Kennedy

Member, Jess Baldwin Quintet
(304) 541-4324