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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


Education

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
2009

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

Directing


Projects

Director, Bandleader, Arranger, Composer, Jess Baldwin Quintet

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


Musicals

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

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


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

Voice Teacher - Pedagogue - Coach


Private Studio

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

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


Academia

Vocal Pedagogy Classes

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University
Marietta College

Voice Lessons

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University
Marietta College
WVU-Parkersburg
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


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, All Class Demonstrations

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

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

References


Sheri Sanders

Pop-Rock Musical Theatre Coach, Rock the Audition

sherisanders@me.com
(646) 643-8456

Matthew Edwards

Artistic Director, CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

medwards09@su.edu
‭(937) 231-8320

Ryan Kennedy

Member, Jess Baldwin Quintet

beanmachine777@hotmail.com
(304) 541-4324