Dr. Trineice (creator of Soul Ingredients® and author of So You Want to Sing Gospel) shares some fantastic wisdom with us about the ways academia can helpfully structure programs for singers of CCM genres, how she found her own voice and helps others find theirs, and ways we can be mindful of potential appropriation.
// TEACHER-COACH // Jess has a passion for working with underserved populations who sing and teach musical styles that are generally excluded from academia. After getting her master’s in classical vocal performance and pedagogy, she dedicated herself to studying how the voice works in contemporary, commercial, and popular music styles. She became an assistant faculty member of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University in 2017 and created Singing in Popular Musics (formerly Commercial Voice Resources) for voice teachers that same year. In addition to running a private studio in Columbus, Ohio, she teaches contemporary voice techniques at colleges, theaters, conferences, and workshops. // ARTIST // After earning two degrees in it, Jess left the world of classical music and returned to her first loves of soul, jazz, pop, and R&B. Her effortless voice, poetic lyrics, lush harmonies, and playful rhythms weave together into dreamy art pop infused with soul and jazz. She appeared on American Public Television’s Songs at the Center in 2018, NPR's Mountain Stage in 2013, was a quarterfinalist in the 2015 and 2017 American Traditions Competition, and won Best Cover Song in the 2015 and 2017 Ohio Music Awards. // jessbaldwin.com // jessbaldwinvoicestudio.com // View all posts by Jess Baldwin