TEACHING RÈSUMÈ

Jessica Anne Rolfe 

Education_____________________________________________________________________

New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training, New York, NY

40 Hour Teacher Training Program Graduate

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

Bachelor of Science in Music Education   

Masters work in Educational Leadership and Exceptional Learners

Teaching Certification: Choral Music Education 6-12, General Music K-12

Luther College Decorah, IA

Bachelors work in Music Education K-12 and Vocal Performance

Dance Minor

Dance Training

Luther College Decorah, IA

Accent on Dance Waukesha, WI

Danceworks Milwaukee, WI

Hubbard Street Dance Studio Chicago, IL

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Madison, WI

  • Broadway, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Ballroom

 

Teaching Experience____________________________________________________________

Merrill Arts Center Woodbury, MN 

  • Resident Vocal Coach 

  • Teach Private Voice and Piano Lessons following Midwest Vocal Academy directives (See Below)

Woodbury Community Theatre, Woodbury, MN

  • Music Director and Vocal Coach

Midwest Vocal Academy Minneapolis, MN and On-Line 

  • Owner/Instructor

  • Teach Private Voice, Piano, Ukulele and Violin Lessons

  • Direct and Choreograph Performance Groups

  • Craft specific vocal exercises to create healthy vocal production, address vocal issues, strengthen and learn style specific techniques 

  • Choose appropriate songs to help facilitate student learning in various vocal and instrumental styles, provide quality audition material and performance repertoire.

  • Program eight or more student performance opportunities per year

  • Create and facilitate workshops for students and local educators including vocal and audition masterclasses, the anatomy and physiology of the voice, digital music, composition, recording, online teaching and judging 

  • Place students in the Middle and High School level Regional and National Honor Choir and the Minnesota and Wisconsin All-State Choirs yearly

  • Instruct professional, semi-professional, amateur and school theatre program actors

  • Prepare Finalists in the Minnesota State Fair

  • Coach Grammy Nominees 

Blue Water Theatre Company, Wyzata, MN

  • Artistic Staff: Director, Music Director, Choreographer

Children’s Theatre of Madison, Madison, WI

  • Dance Teacher / Choreographer for Summer School’s Fame! Junior

  • Vocal Coach / Music Teacher / Music Director for Summer Drama School’s Fame! Jr

Prairie View Middle School, Sun Prairie, WI

  • Prepared and directed the 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs

  • Expanded the vocal program from two to four full time choirs

  • Created a new, culturally aware curriculum for 6th grade general music class

  • Planned, prepared and executed a weekly individual and small group lesson program

  • Prepared students for Wisconsin School Music Association solo and ensemble competition

  • Placed students into the Wisconsin Middle Level Honors Choir

  • Directed, music directed and choreographed the school musical program

  • Helped to update the Sun Prairie Secondary Choral and Vocal Music Curriculum

  • Prepared for and conducted up to 8 concerts per year including; MLK celebration, All City Choral Festival and evening programs

  • Evaluated student learning through qualitative and quantitative assessment

  • Carried out an effective, group centered discipline program

  • Created a safe and encouraging space in which to learn and be extraordinary

  • Utilized all genre of music to enhance student learning

  • Created lessons connecting students with the music of local indigenous peoples and music from around the world

  • Allowed students to analyze and respond to music through sharing and journaling

  • Provided a safe space for students to compose, improvise and perform many styles of music

  • Began student led lessons which included song choice, instrumentation, dance, the study of a foreign country and its culture

Westside Elementary, Sun Prairie, WI

  • Conducted the 100 singers strong Westside Wildcat 4th and 5th grade choir

  • Prepared a group of students to sing with The Opera for the Young’s cast of Pirates of Penzance for the opening of the Overture Center in Madison, WI

  • Choreographed for the Westside Wildcat Dance Troupe for the 2005 Education and Culture Conference

  • Choose appropriate pieces, prepared and conducted the All City Choral Festival

  • Directed several concerts including the 4th and 5th grade musical, Martin Luther King Celebration, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade musical and summer school musical

  • Developed and instructed lessons for Kindergarten through 5th grade including voice, Orff, Kodaly, drumming, and class piano

  • Executed lessons which included composition, improvisation and in class performance

  • Developed multicultural education for all general music classes (K-6)

  • Helped to update, develop and write the Sun Prairie Elementary Music Curriculum

  • Served on the Character Education Committee and helped to implement district wide character education goals.

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

  • Directed a clinic on effective K-12 choral conducting to Music Majors

Awards and Board Participation__________________________________________________ 

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing

  • The Voice Foundation

  • Minnesota River Valley Music Teachers Association Board Member

  • Minnesota Music Teachers Association

  • Music Teachers National Association

  • Michibago Music Teachers Association

  • Opera for the Young Board Member

  • Music Theatre International’s Broadway Junior School of Excellence

  • Tommy Award Nominee for Excellence in Choreography

  • Music Educators National Committee

  • Wisconsin School Music Association

  • Who’s Who of American Women

  • Wisconsin School of Promise

  • Dorian Vocal Award and Scholarship Recipient

  • National Honors Choral Award and Scholarship Recipient

THEATRE RÈSUMÈ

Jessica Anne Rolfe, Soprano

Height: 5’6”

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue

THEATRE

Young Frankenstein                             Music Director                                                     Woodbury Community Theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.         Director/Music Director                                   Blue Water Theatre

Winnie the Pooh Kids                         Music Director/Choreographer                      Blue Water Theatre

FAME Jr.                                                Music Director/Choreographer                       Madison Children’s Theatre

101 Dalmatians Kids                           Director/Music Director/Choreographer    Prairie View Middle School 

42nd Street                                             Choreographer (Best Choreography)             Sun Prairie High School

Yeomen of the Guard                          Choreographer/Dance Captain/Chorus      Madison Savoyards 

Drowsy Chaperone                             Choreographer                                                      Sun Prairie High School

Into the Woods Jr.                                Director/Music Director/Choreographer     Prairie View Middle School 

Grease                                                      Choreographer                                                      Sun Prairie High School

Pirates of Penzance Jr.                         Director/Music Director/Choreographer    Prairie View Middle School 

The Wedding Singer                            Choreographer                                                      Sun Prairie High School

Guys and Dolls Jr.                                Director/Music Director/Choreographer    Prairie View Middle School 

Aladdin Jr.                                              Director/Music Director/Choreographer    Prairie View Middle School  

ANNIE Jr.                                             Director/Music Director/Choreographer    Prairie View Middle School 

A Chorus Line                                      Val                                                                             Soulstice Ltd. Productions 

Two By Two                                          Goldie                                                                      Cardinal Stritch University

Oklahoma!                                             Dream Laurie/Dance Captain/Chorus         Cardinal Stritch University

Ethan Frome                                          Mattie Williams                                                    Cardinal Stritch University

Two by Two                                           Goldie                                                                      Cardinal Stritch University

The Gondoliers                                    Dance Captain/Chorus                                      Luther College

Grease                                                      Sandy                                                                       Mukwonago Village Players

Cinderella                                               Cinderella                                                               Waukesha Civic Theatre

 

TRAINING

Private Voice Lessons: Justin Stoney,  Wendy Rowe

New York Vocal Coaching Graduate 

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Masters work in Educational Leadership and Exceptional Learners, Teaching Certification: Choral Music Education 6-12, General Music K-12

Luther College Decorah, IA Bachelors work in Music Education K-12, Vocal Performance, Dance  

Dance: Luther College, Danceworks, Hubbard Street Dance Studio, Fred Astaire Dance Studio 

-Broadway, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Ballroom

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Teacher, Singer, Vocal Coach, Dancer, Choreographer, Director, Intermediate Instruments: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Ukulele, Hair/Wig and Makeup Design

HOURS

MINNEAPOLIS

Sundays 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM 

Thursdays 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 

MERRILL ARTS CENTER    Mondays 12:00 - 6:00 PM 

CONTACT

952-220-1629

midwestvocalacademy@gmail.com

LOCATIONS

MINNEAPOLIS

1117 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

MERRILL ARTS CENTER

380 Rivertown Dr Suite 200, Woodbury, MN 55125

 

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