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Jessica Louise Coe, Soprano

Soprano Jessica Louise Coe is an accomplished soloist, chamber music enthusiast, and music educator who has performed at venues worldwide. As member of the North American Choral Company, (Grand Rapids, MI), she was afforded the opportunity early in her singing experience to perform at the United Nations, The Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and in cities across the Netherlands. More recently, she has appeared with companies throughout the Midwest including The Grand Rapids Bach Chorale, The Grant Park Chorus, Elgin Opera, The Chicago Chorale, Chicago Opera Initiative, Opera Grand Rapids, at Liebestraum with members of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and at the Byron Colby Barn Early Music Series.

With an affinity for art song, Ms. Coe is a frequent recitalist, having presented programs with concert series across the Midwest, including GVSU's Arts at Noon and The National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini's Music in the Shrine. In 2013, she was named a National Finalist in the American Prize Contest for Art Song Performance.

This season, Ms. Coe joins the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Chorus as soprano section leader for Bach's B minor Mass and will be making her West Michigan Opera debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. She will also appear with the Tower Chorale of Chicago, IL as soprano soloist in James Whitbourn's Annelies, a choral work based on the diary of Anne Frank.

Favorite past roles include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, (CCPA), Maguelonne in Viardot's Cinderella, (CCPA), Belinda and Second Woman in Dido & Aeneas (Elgin Opera,) Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Grand Rapids), Cousin in Madama Butterfly (Opera Grand Rapids), and Amy March in Little Women, (DePaul University.) Also a professional pianist, she has enjoyed playing with pit orchestras for musicals, auditions, and with Lyric Opera of Chicago's OperaKids program.

Ms. Coe is on the voice faculty at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and recently finished serving on the board of the Chicago Chapter of NATS (The National Association of Teachers of Singing.) She teaches piano/voice with The Piano Cottage, LLC (Grand Rapids) and piano at the Crescendo Academy and with The Gilmore in Kalamazoo, MI where she currently resides.

To learn more about Jessica, please visit her website at www.jessicalouisecoe.com.

This photo was taken at Van Raalte Farms in Holland, Michigan. Key light was a Flashpoint Xplor 600 on full power through a 34-inch beauty dish camera right, while rim light was provided by a full mid-morning sun.
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