A native of Pennsylvania, Jessica Elizabeth Reynolds, soprano, graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, where she received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy with distinction, and holds both a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Arneson, Dr. Kathy Kessler-Price, and Ms. Margaret Cusack, Mrs. Reynolds received world-class instruction during her graduate studies in the verse of Vocal Pedagogy and has been putting it into practice in her own teaching in both the private voice studio and classroom. While at Westminster, she participated in the Symphonic Choir with whom she sang Mahler’s The Resurrection Symphony
at Carnegie Hall with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem at Verizon Hall with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra, and in Andrea Bocelli’s “Concert Under the Stars” in Central Park with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. As a member of the Westminster Williamson Voices, under the direction of Dr. James Jordan, she sang in the American premiere of Paul Mealor's choral masterwork Crucifixus. A student of internationally acclaimed soprano, Ms. Nova Thomas, Mrs. Reynolds has studied as a young artist at the Le Chiavi di Bel Canto program in Houston, Texas, and she sang and studied as a member of the choral ensemble-in-residence for the inaugural Westminster Choral Institute at Oxford University. Furthermore, Mrs. Reynolds sang the role of Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Crescendo Summer Institute in Sárospatak, Hungary. As a vocal pedagogue, she has presented her Master’s Vocal Pedagogy Research on Separate Register Development in the Female Voice at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference in Boston, MA, during the summer of 2014. Most recently, Mrs. Reynolds served as the Middle School and High School Choir Director with the Windber Area School District in Windber, Pennsylvania, and as Adjunct Professor at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. Prior to the birth of her son, she also taught private piano and voice lessons through the Greater Johnstown School of Music.