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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Experienced singer with 10 years in performing arts in the United States and abroad. Fast learner with evident personal style. Voice teacher and music theory tutor with years of experience. Areas of expertise include teaching basic piano skills, thorough theory practices and vocal techniques from beginner to advanced. Personal Secretary and experienced Personal Assistant with 3+ years experience. 


Skills
  • Talented sight-reader
  • Original songwriter
  • Extensive performance background
  • Comprehensive knowledge of harmony
  • Extensive and varied repertoire
  • Dance background
  • Music teacher
  • Focused
  • Flexible
  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Versatile
Work History
Music Director, 06/2012 to Current
First United Methodist ChurchCentreville, MD,
  • Composed, arranged and recorded various popular and original songs.
  • Interpreted and modified music to personalize performances.
  • Organized numerous shows and recitals each year, including booking musicians.
  • Organized and managed concerts, master classes and recordings.
  • Achieved desired tonal and harmonic balance by communicating clearly with musicians.
  • Studied scores at length to learn music in detail and develop suitable interpretations.
  • Selected music carefully in order to achieve a balance of musical styles on the program.
  • Performed at an average of 20 events per month, including special functions, rehearsals and recordings.
  • Promoted events and performances by participating in media interviews.
  • Conducted the ensemble at rehearsals and during both live and recorded performances.
  • Positioned members within the ensemble to obtain balance among vocal sections.
  • Arranged musical compositions to achieve a particular musical style.
  • Met with soloists to discuss and prepare for performances.
  • Sight-read musical parts during initial rehearsals.
  • Collaborated with the dance department in creating scores for choreography projects.
Private Voice Teacher, 04/2011 to Current
Self-EmployedCity, STATE,
  • Taught basic to advanced vocal technique
  • Responsible for helping students build a repertoire and develop personal style.
  • Interpreted and modified music to personalize performances.
  • Achieved desired tonal and harmonic balance by communicating clearly with musicians.
  • Studied scores at length to learn music in detail and develop suitable interpretations.
  • Practiced Voice and Piano 4 times per week to maintain and improve technical skills.
  • Selected music carefully in order to specifically fit the needs of each student
  • Specialized in both classical and contemporary music.
Secretary/Personal Consultant, 04/2011 to 11/2011
Gander BuildersCity, STATE,
  • Created a file system for the company and maintained said files
  • Responsible for planning in order to suit client's specific personal taste
Music Librarian/Aid to the Director, 07/2008 to 07/2010
Lincoln-Way East High SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Created organized file system
  • Maintained said file system
  • Assisted in rehearsals with sectionals, warm-ups, and concert planning
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Jazz Studies Vocal Performance, Expected in 2013 to University of Illinois - Champaign, Illinois
GPA:
Accomplishments
International Competition for Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) 2013 Quarterfinal winner as musical director and performer. Honored as best soloist for performance of "Breathe Again" by Sara Bareilles at ICCA 2013 Midwest Quarterfinal as well as best choreographed set overall. 

ICCA 2013 Semifinal winner as music director as well as awarded best soloist again for "Breathe Again" by Sara Bareilles.

ICCA 2013 Finals participant at NYC Town Hall Theater along with the other 7 best national and international groups. 

Performed and worked with such notable musicians as Chip McNiel, Darden Purcell, Jim Pugh, and Charles "Chip" Stephens and well as recording work with noted A Cappella recording producer/editor Ben Lieberman. 

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School Attended

  • University of Illinois

Job Titles Held:

  • Music Director
  • Private Voice Teacher
  • Secretary/Personal Consultant
  • Music Librarian/Aid to the Director

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

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