Based in the Twin Cities, Jessica Johnston is a freelance vocal coach and collaborator, voice and piano teacher at K&S Conservatory of Music, Senior Guide at the Schubert Club Musical Instrument Museum, faculty in the MacPhail Interlude and Prelude singer-actor programs, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists vocal arts coach, and a substitute organist. She received her MM in Collaborative Piano and Coaching from the University of Minnesota in 2016, and participated in Songfest at Colburn in 2012 and Source Song Festival MNDuo program in 2015 & 2016. Recent highlights include serving as a resident coach at Chicago Summer Opera 2017, attending the Wesley Balk Opera/Musical-Theater Institute 2017 as a participant music director, and winning 3rd place in the first Minneapolis songSLAM – premiering The Lesson by Benjamin Larson with Daniel Greco, baritone.