Jessica Hastreiter (geb. Johnston) is vocal coach, singer, music director, and collaborative pianist based in Milwaukee. She has worked as a a coach-pianist for MacPhail’s Prelude: Singer-Actor program, Nautilus Music Theater, and Chicago Summer Opera, among others. Highlights include music directing for Nautilus Music Theater’s Rough Cuts, and performing song recitals at Gustavus Adolphus College, MacPhail, and the Landmark Center.
Jessica trained at the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute, Source Song Festival, and Songfest at Colburn. In 2016, she received her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and Coaching from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Dr. Timothy Lovelace.
A long time art song advocate and researcher, she founded and directed the inaugural season of Art Song Minnesota in 2019-20. She is currently pursuing Swedish language studies and exploring the songs Swedish female composers.