Alderson-Broaddus College 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 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Wilcox Chapel.
This event is free and open to the public.
Baldwin 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.
Baldwin earned a master's degree in vocal pedagogy and performance at Meredith College in 2005 and the Bachelor of Arts in applied voice from Alderson-Broaddus College, graduating summa cum laude in 2002.
Along with presenting many solo vocal recitals, Baldwin 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 and Symphony.
Besides running her private studio of more than 40 voice and piano students in Marietta, Ohio, Baldwin currently teaches at Marietta College, West Virginia University 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 College, Baldwin studied voice with associate professor of music Lillian F. Long, who will be accompanying Baldwin on the classical half of the recital. Maybelogic will perform the jazz half of the recital.