Jessica Johnston received her MM in Collaborative Piano and Coaching from the University of Minnesota. Based in the Twin Cities, she is a coach and collaborator with singers and instrumentalists, teaches piano and voice privately, and is Senior Guide at the Schubert Club Museum. She is a coach-pianist for MacPhail’s Prelude and Interlude Singer-Actor programs and the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists Vocal Arts division and was a resident coach at Chicago Summer Opera 2017.
Jessica trained in the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute, Source Song Festival and Songfest at Colburn.
Recent highlights include winning 3rd place in the first Minneapolis SongSlam, music directing Homeward by Becky Dale for Nautilus Music Theater’s Rough Cuts, and performing song recitals Shakespeare as Lyricist and As Music & Silence Meet at Gustavus Adolphus College, MacPhail Center for Music, and the Landmark Center in St. Paul.