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Jessica
Claire
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Imaginative, Energetic and Supportive Voice Instructor with 17 years of experience. Successful at teaching vocal students, focusing on appropriate vocal repertoire, proper vocal technique and performance skills. Aiding them in audition preparation, and college searches. Specializing in Opera and Musical Theatre. I play piano well enough to accompany many of my students, and certainly well enough to teach them their repertoire.

Extensive knowledge of the vocal repertoire (both Musical Theatre and Operatic), years of experience as a performer (I am still a performing artist) with the ability and passion needed to work with students on all aspects of performance. Committed to individual student growth, with success in managing up to 30 students at a time. That would include students involved in an ensemble, such as the Opera-Theatre Workshop I created in 2005 and have cultivated into one of the most successful and highly sought-after courses in our department. Each semester we present a short opera (or excerpts) as well as excerpts from Broadway musicals.

For the past 16+ years I have been performing Nationally as a professional Barbra Streisand tribute artist. There is nothing I love more than performing and being able to open my students' eyes to the joys of being in front of an audience and giving them an unforgettable experience.

Skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Cultural awareness
  • Critical thinking
  • Organization and Time management
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Conflict resolution
  • Troubleshooting
  • Supervision
  • Software proficiency
  • Most software proficiency
  • General music, Vocal music, Opera, Music Appreciation knowledge
  • Adept at using several video and photo editing programs. We often use video in our Opera-Theatre Workshop performances and I create those.

Education
State University of NY At Binghamton Binghamton, NY, Expected in 05/1987 Masters of Music With An Opera Specialization : Vocal Performance - GPA :
  • Received Assistantships in Piano, taught beginning piano class to non-majors
  • Received Vocal Scholarships
  • Graduated with 3.68 GPA
  • Thesis: Master's Thesis consisted of a Vocal Recital
  • Coursework in Vocal Studies, Opera, and Vocal Literature
  • Majored in Vocal Performance - Opera
  • Awarded - Concerto Competition Winner
  • Concurrent with my studies at SUNY, I was a member of the Tri-Cities Opera Company (which was part of the Master's Degree program) where I performed numerous leading and secondary roles. I was also an active performing member of their touring company, the Opera-Go-Round.
Seminole Community College (Seminole State College Lake Mary, FL, Expected in 08/1978 Associate of Arts : Vocal Performance - GPA :
  • -Received Music Department Scholarship
  • Majored in Vocal Performance
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Fraternity
  • Coursework in Vocal Studies and Piano
  • Dean's List - several years
  • President's List - several years
  • Elected to "Who's Who Among Students in Amer. Jr. Colleges 1977-78"
Lyman High School Longwood, FL, Expected in 06/1974 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Awarded Chorus Department Award
  • Member of Future Teachers of America
Accomplishments

    Over the years I have had numerous voice students who have gone on to win vocal competitions (such as NATS, on the local and national level), and have seen others begin to work on their careers both in the U.S. and abroad.

    Probably what I'm most proud of is the growth of my Opera-Theatre Workshop, that just celebrated it's 16th year!! Hundreds of talented students have come through there and have continued on to successful careers.

    I love what I do.

Work History
Valencia College - Adjunct Professor of Vocal Studies
City, STATE, 08/2004 - Current
  • Built relationships with students, mentoring on personal, professional and academic goals while providing coaching on effective study habits.
  • Taught Vocal Performance and Music Appreciation courses, providing instruction to up to 35 undergraduate students.
  • Organized, prepared and revised music-related course material and applied technological options for online and course-related software.
  • Worked with colleagues and administrators to create robust education programs.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student-centered learning.
  • Transitioned course material and applied technological options for online and course-related software for Vocal Performance Lab and Private Voice Lessons, along with Opera-Theatre Workshop.
  • Worked closely with program chair to develop and implement vocal performance curriculum for improved learning and student performance.
  • In addition to private vocal lessons and Opera-Theatre Workshop I have also been teaching a Vocal Performance Lab for about 15 years. This class is for students who are in private lessons, in all studios, who meet with me once a week to discuss performance practices. They are required to prepare songs from their lesson repertoire to perform in class. It is run much like a Master Class where I offer suggestions and critiques, sometimes try interesting and different approaches to achieve the desired result. We discuss the character and of course deal with any foreign language issues by them presenting word for word translations.
Self - Private Voice Instructor
City, STATE, 03/2000 - Current

I've been maintaining a private voice studio for many years. I teach students from 17 to adult, in both the Classical and Musical Theatre genres. We focus on individual technical issues, an understanding of the repertoire, translation of songs that are in a foreign language, and detailed discussions of performance practices. I encourage them to work with a professional accompanist to begin to establish that very important relationship between artists.

With the arrival of COVID I have moved to the world of ZOOM lessons. While, admittedly, I am not fond of this method, I have found ways to make it work. It will never take the place of the "face to face" experience. There are still many things that can be accomplished.

This is the same as with my college students, we have persevered and in many ways discovered some new and exciting things.

Rollins College - Adjunct Professor of Vocal Studies
City, STATE, 08/2004 - 05/2008
  • Taught private voice lessons. Prepared students for recital requirements as well as final Jury performances.
  • Prepared and gathered materials for detailed lesson plans.
  • Maintained daily student records and evaluated student progress.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to ensure projects were completed on time.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
Affiliations

National Association of Teacher's of SInging (NATS)

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School Attended

  • State University of NY At Binghamton
  • Seminole Community College (Seminole State College
  • Lyman High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Adjunct Professor of Vocal Studies
  • Private Voice Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor of Vocal Studies

Degrees

  • Masters of Music With An Opera Specialization
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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