Jessica Metz, mezzo-soprano, holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Her Bachelor’s of Music is from the University of Redlands, CA, USA. She also studied and received professional vocal coaching at the Hochshule für Musik und Darstelle Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
As a young vocal artist, Jessica was hired by the San Diego Opera as part of their opera chorus and was featured as a soloist in the original production of The Conquistador, a contemporary work by Myron Fink. She continued with vocal ensemble work and developed a speciality in Oratorio and German Lieder, as a result of her training in Frankfurt. She eventually gained agent representation with the ZBF, (Zentrale Bühnen-, Fernseh- und Filmvermittlung–English, Center for Stage, Television and Film), now known as ZAV Künstlervermittlung (artist agency).
Throughout her career, Jessica has maintained a private vocal studio, and has also worked as a choral/alto section leader. She enjoys performing benefit concerts and organizing special musical events that feature that strengths of her students. As a teacher, she uses classical training techniques as a springboard and foundation for both classical and non-classical singing styles, especially musical theatre. Jessica’s teaching philosophy is that once students feel comfortable with their instrument, their style can be adapted to pop, theatre, and even dramatic performances that require vocal support, such as projecting during a play.