Jessica has over twenty years of experience as a voice and guitar instructor. Her students-from beginner to professional- have won places in competitions, pageants, and performing high schools and universities.  Jessica earned a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MM in vocal performance from Washington University in St. Louis, with additional studies at the AIMS Festival in Gratz, Austria. Jessica also possesses Orff level I and Kindermusik certificates.  Her teachers have included Shirlee Emmons, Marvin Keenze, Cornelius Reid and John Stewart. Jessica has performed leading roles with ConcertOpera Philadelphia, OperaDelaware and the Savoy Company.  As a singer-songwriter, she was a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Delmarva Folk Hero contest, a winner of the 2013 Philadelphia Folk Factory contest and has had six WSTW Hometown Hero Homey Award nominations.  Jessica has performed live on WXPN and WSTW, and her CD Gypsy Blood was released in 2013.