Jessica Bloch
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Jessica Bloch

Jessica B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My approach to teaching voice is grounded in the breath, body awareness, and psychological well being. One must be continuously mastering the air as the body may feel different from day to day or week to week. Progress is never linear, and sometimes it is easy for a student to feel down if they expect more of themselves or because of something personal. The journey in an instrument, as personal as the voice, is never easy. Therefore, I encourage positive self-talk in and outside of lessons. I will always ask students how the exercises feel, but also what they're thinking about when executing them. In addition, I listen for any physical tensions a student may display. My goal in teaching is to help the student rid the body and throat of any extra tension, so they can produce the freest and healthiest sounds possible. I consider my job well-done, if a student no longer needs me regularly and can become their own teacher. For younger students, a big part of my curriculum is reading music and rhythm fluently, and learning different types of musicality based on the repertoire choices of the student. I also have experience teaching voice to students with special needs.

About Jessica B.

Praised for her "beautiful upper range" and "sparkling tone", soprano Jessica was recently named a semi-finalist for the 2019-2020 American Prize in Art Song/Oratorio for the Women's Collegiate level, a semi-finalist for The Orpheus Competition 2020, and a finalist at the 2019 Great Italian Songs Competition. Fresh out of her collegiate education, Jessica sang Despina (Così fan tutte) as a Resident Artist with the Mountain Opera Company's inaugural season, Mozart in the Mountains, and continued as a 2019 Renee Greenberg Emerging Artist with Opera Fusion in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. At Opera Fusion she covered Nella (Gianni Schicchi) and sang in her third production of Suor Angelica as Sorella Cercatrice II. Moving into 2020, Jessica made her Boston debut singing scenes as Phoebe from A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, and Francesca from Bridges of Madison County with the up-and-coming musical theater company, The Rainbow Connection Performing Arts Company of Boston. Currently Jessica looks forward to her second Boston appearance as a femme Jonas Fogg and Ensemble for Longwood Players' The Ballad of Sweeney Todd at Chelsea Theater Works in 2021. In addition, Jessica will be make her New York City debut as a Young Artist with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's Love For Truth Festival in 2021 as the Concepcion/Young Juana cover and Ensemble for Carla Lucero's new Spanish opera, Juana.

Past performance credits include originating the role of Miss Johnson in Douglas Buchanan’s World Premiere of Bessie and Ma; covering Belinda in Dido and Aeneas; Amalia Balash in UConn Opera Outreach’s She Loves Me; and completing her Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree recital. Jessica also made her debut with Hartford Opera Theater as Titania for their New in November Nine Festival, exploring Paul Richards new work, The Loathly Lady. Other operatic credits with UConn Opera Theater include Noèmie (Cendrillon), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). After performing Susanna, Jessica has since tackled more Mozart heroine’s such as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), both under the baton of Maestro Christian Schulz at the Vienna Summer Music Festival in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

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Laura
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I worked with Jessica for roughly two years. During that time we worked on different vocal techniques and explored many different music styles such as classical and Broadway. Jessica helped me find confidence in myself and my voice. Because of my work with Jessica, I auditioned for and earned a spot in an audition-only choir, something I never could have done without everything I learned from Jessica.

In addition to singing techniques, I learned important things about the voice and how to keep it healthy.

Jessica is an exceptional voice teacher and I learned so much from her.

Posted Jul 9, 2020
Cheryl
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My 12 year old daughter was thrilled to resume voice lessons with Miss Jessica using Zoom. My daughter started with Jessica at the age of 10. Jessica is a gifted singer and teacher. Singing is one of my autistic daughter’s strengths and I feel so fortunate to have Jessica helping her develop her vocal talents. I highly recommend Jessica.

Posted Jul 7, 2020
Erin
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Jessica is awesome! I've been taking lessons with her for a few months now. She's super nice, and is great at teaching how to improve all aspects of my singing. Highly recommend taking lessons from her!

Posted Jul 3, 2020

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Experience

Voice Instructor
Feb 2020 - Present

Maestro Musicians Academy

I currently work with students 7+ at Maestro Musicians Academy teaching voice lessons.

Guest Teaching Artist
Sep 2019 - Nov 2019

The Out-of-Door Academy

Voice Instructor to high school students in choir, giving individual and group lessons in a variety of vocal styles.

Voice Instructor
Oct 2016 - Jul 2019

Mansfield Community Center

Taught lessons to student 7+ at the community center while earning my Master of Music degree. I kept a full studio and still teach some students from my studio there online, though I no longer live in Connecticut.

Education

Master of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019

University of Connecticut

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Music
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015

Florida State Unversity

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Master Performance Certificate in Voice
May 2017

University of Connecticut

Awards

Semifinalist
Mar 2020

The Orpheus Competition

Semifinalist
Dec 2019

The American Prize

Finalist
Sep 2019

The Great Italian Songs Competition

Music Foundation Award
Sep 2015

Florida State Unversity

Italian Studies Award
Jul 2014

Voci nel Montefeltro Festival

Affiliations

Boston Singers' Resource
Nov 2019
The mission of Boston Singers' Resource is to support and strengthen the New England singing community by providing services and a centralized resource for singers, vocal organizations, and others who are interested in singing.
Tri-M Music Honors Society
Oct 2010
A Tri-M® Music Honor Society chapter offers students, grades 6 through 12, the chance to perform, places them in leadership positions, and gives them the opportunity to serve the community. It highlights the school’s music program, helps students grow in innumerable ways, and brightens their college applications.

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