Jessica Kirsten Baldwin set to perform in Wilcox Chapel on March 4

PHILIPPI, W.Va. - Alderson Broaddus University Alumna Jessica Kirsten Baldwin will present a guest artist recital, “Giving Voice: An Evening of Song by Living Female Composers” on the College’s campus, Sunday, March 4, at 7:30PM in Wilcox Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

She will perform works by living female composers in the classical and jazz genres including Libby Larsen, Kate McGarry, Devon Sproule, Luciana Souza, and Esperanza Spalding.

Jessica completed the Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at Meredith College in 2005 and the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Voice from Alderson Broaddus University, graduating summa cum laude in 2002.  Along with presenting many solo vocal recitals, Jessica has performed in operas, musicals, and theater productions and won several vocal competitions.   She has sung as a classical soloist with the River Cities Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio University Combined Choirs & Symphony.  

Besides running her private studio of over 40 voice and piano students in Marietta, Ohio, Jessica currently teaches at Marietta College, WVU of Parkersburg, and Washington State Community College.  In addition, she sings and plays in Marietta area groups Maybelogic, The Jess Baldwin Jazz Quartet, The Scott Kitchen Big Band, and the Michael Tobar Jazz Trio.

While at Alderson Broaddus University, Jessica studied voice with Associate Professor of Music Mrs. Lillian F. Long, who will be accompanying Jessica on the classical half of the recital.  Maybelogic will be performing the jazz half of the recital.