Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Highly creative, musically talented professional seeking leadership role in a dynamic environment that focuses on building strategic relationships while promoting the performing arts to a high level of satisfaction and optimal experience.

I am confident my diligence, qualifications and abilities aid in meeting every challenge offered to me. There is no task too big or too small; all are approached with the same professionalism and propriety.

I am a results-focused professional performer with strength in fruition-to-end production, supervising and assisting. I pride myself in being a proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. I will remain proficient in leveraging contacts and knowledgeable resourcing to promote the Performing Arts.

  • Well-spoken, approachable, motivational and encouraging.
  • Creative, organized, eclectic and driven.
  • Proficient in purposeful networking, advertising and socialized media.
  • Concise and deliberate.
  • High-level of comprehension in problem solving and inclusive interactions.
  • Efficient with Microsoft office, including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in fund-raising, crowd sourcing, grant writing and non-profit organizations.
  • Punctual and flexible.
  • Eager and willing to learn!
  • Copious respect and passion to see the Performing Arts legacy continue from Brainerd.
Children's Choir Director and Cantor, 07/2017 - Current
Supportive Living Solutions Saint Anthony, MN,
  • Develop and direct music programs in collaboration with pastors, music director and various committees to enhance worship services, support congregational singing and provide appropriate responses to support sermons.
  • Leads traditional service with hymn singing and heads the worship band with lead vocals and guitar and piano accompaniment.
  • Lead rehearsals and aids in choosing proper music selections.
  • Direct youth ensembles weekly.
  • Plan and present special youth music at services as well as Christmas and summer plays.
  • Teach ukulele courses to children and parents.
  • Sing and accompanies for funerals and weddings.
Private Music Instructor, 11/2016 - Current
Sarah Jane's Music School City, STATE,
  • Provides leadership and instruction to ages 6 to 65, studying piano, voice, guitar, ukulele and music theory.
  • Tailored lesson plans to target varied learning styles.
  • Teach 25 weekly lessons, summer camps and multiple courses.
  • Responsible for managing individualized payment schedules and invoices.
  • Assist and facilitate recital preparations 2-3 times a year.
  • Evaluate and assess student performances in tryout or performance preparation.
  • Communicates participants' progress with parents or family members and resolve conflicting educational priorities.
  • Foster a creative and confident environment for music education and exploration; help students appreciate arts with instructional and immersive techniques.
  • Willing participant of surveys, symposiums and workshops for optimal involvement with educated peers and students.
  • Adapted from in-person to virtual lessons with near 100% retention in the last year.
Assistant Director, 06/2004 - 07/2018
Brainerd Community Action City, STATE,
  • Coordinated large attendance Brainerd area events such as 4th of July festivities, parades, Arts in the Park, Little Miss and Mister Pageant - managed fund-raising and donations received in an efficient time-frame, necessary paperwork and outreach, publicity, and held receptionist and general office duties.
  • Directed teams of professionals in special projects and daily operations.
  • Assisted production and distribution of memos, newsletters, email updates and incoming and outgoing communication regarding 501c3 non-profits.
  • Established budgets and tracked expenses to maintain operational efficiency while overseeing funds and large deposits.
  • Worked closely and followed up with colleagues regarding documentation, operational issues and materials ordering in a punctual, on-budget and exceeding criterion manner.
  • Used skills in technology, firewalls, sound systems and lighting for live performances.
Ensemble Member, 07/2010 - 08/2017
From Age To Age City, STATE,
  • From Age To Age, professional traveling choral ensemble; performed in communities throughout the five-state area - bringing music to people who often did not have exposure to professional choirs, such as nursing homes and churches.
  • Provided educational instructions and master classes with middle school and high school aged ensembles.
  • Performed in The Basilica of Saint Mary two consecutive years.
  • Resident choir of St. Olaf's Catholic Church in Downtown Minneapolis.
  • Coordinated retreats, music, and concert venues around the tri-state area.
  • Facilitated multiple silent auctions in conjunction with seasonal live performances.
  • Premiered an original arrangement with ensemble after leading rehearsals.
  • Near perfect attendance over career.
Education and Training
Applied Arts Degree in Professional Music: Principal Piano, Voice, Recording Studio And Jazz., Expected in 05/2012
The School For Music Vocations - Creston, IA,
  • Graduated Honors
  • Phi Theta Kappa member/officer
  • President's and Dean's List
  • Accompaniment and Directorial Experience
  • Bi-Monthly performances at 'run-outs'
  • Toured Canada, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Iowa, and New York.
  • Participated in The Real Group Vocal Festival several years.
  • Facilitated room management, scheduling, time prompts, aiding ensembles, clinician & critique.
  • Opened vocally for Nancy King, The Four Freshmen, M-Pact and The Real Group.
  • Ran live sound and managed EQ and sound board equipment for concerts and tours.
  • Accompanied over 100 solos and ensembles for vocalists and instrumentalists.
  • Studied arrangement, composition, jazz theory, studio engineering, classical and jazz voice, and classical and jazz piano.
  • Graduated with highest exit exam score.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2008
Brainerd High School - Brainerd, MN,
  • Graduated Honors with Distinction
  • AP Honors Grad
  • Key Club Member
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Minnesota Mile delegate and representative
  • Brainerd A Cappella Choir President and Section Leader.
  • Windfall member
  • Jazz Band and Marching Band member
  • Section Leader in Symphonic Band/Band Officer
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Co-President of Brainerd Leadership Team (BLT)
  • Rotary Attendee

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