MUSIC READING FOR SINGERS
This class is for avid choral singers and newer singers who want an opportunity to deepen their skills to maximize their potential in a choral or solo setting. The class will be led by Jessica Allen, soprano. Participants will practice and refine their understanding of essential musical elements, such as the Grand Staff, note names, rhythms, key signatures, and intervals. This class will provide a fun, relaxed atmosphere, acting like an applied music theory class. Productive learning strategies will be explored, including movement, sight-singing on numbers, and more.
J E S S I C A A L L E N
Jessica Allen teaches voice in Middlebury, is Director of Music at The Congregational Church of Middlebury, and Co-founder and Administrator of the Middlebury Bach Festival.
Ms. Allen performs regularly in musical theater productions, recitals and as a guest soloist throughout New England. She performed the roles of Gingy, Queen Lillian and Peter Pan in Shrek The Musical with The Company at Town Hall Theater in November 2013, Grace Farrell in Annie with the Middlebury Community Players in March and April 2012 and was Maria in The Sound of Music with MCP in April 2010. She has also
performed with the Lyric Theatre Company, Hinesburg Artist Series, Marble Valley Players and the Opera Company of Middlebury.
She performed Lieder with the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria in July and August 2009 where she worked with world-renowned soprano Barbara Bonney.
Ms. Allen has a Bachelor’s degree in Voice from John Brown University and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. For more information visit her website at: http://jessallensoprano.com/
In addition to private voice lessons, Jessica also teaches Music
Together® classes for babies and toddlers with their parents and caregivers, and Music Reading for Singers at MCMC.