Instructor of Vocal Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Voice Studies, Indiana University South Bend
D.M.A., University of North Texas; M.M., Vocal Performance, Southern Methodist University; B.M., Vocal Performance, University of Toronto
Soprano, Jessica McCormack is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Voice Studies at Indiana University South Bend. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music in vocal performance from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Toronto. McCormack has sung at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Ton Koopman, Helmuth Rilling, and Robert Spano as part of the Professional Training Workshops series, and as a soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival. Her operatic roles include Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Aurora in Cavalli’s L’Egisto and Tirsi in Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno. Her oratorio work includes Carissimi’s Jepthe, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Schütz’s Die sieben Worte, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G, Fauré’s Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana. A featured soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony, Symphony New Brunswick, the Springfield Symphony, and the Bach Society of Dayton, Dr. McCormack was a national winner of the Canadian Music Competition (vocal division), a finalist at the NATS (Texoma Region) “Singer of the Year” competition, a finalist in the Bel Canto Chorus Regional Artists Competition, and has received awards from the Mendelssohn Foundation of Toronto and the Women’s Chorus of Dallas. Dr. McCormack was also selected as an Emerging Leader by the National Association of Teachers of Singing in 2012. Dr. McCormack also enjoys performing contemporary music and collaborating in a variety of chamber ensembles. She is the featured soprano soloist on the recording Works of Minoru Miki, released by Texas A&M University, and is the soprano with the American Chamber Vocal Ensemble. She has been a guest lecturer at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music for SNATS, at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, the National Opera Association and for NATS (Ohio Chapter). In frequent demand as an adjudicator and master class teacher, she was a guest master class clinician at the Janáček Conservatory in Brno, Czech Republic, the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop and West Texas A&M University, and she has served as an adjudicator for the Dayton Opera Guild Competition and the New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music. She was an invited recitalist for the Saison Viardot in Paris, France during the summer of 2010 and published an article on Pauline Viardot in VoicePrints for the NYSTA. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (past Secretary-Treasurer for Buckeye Chapter and current Secretary for Indiana NATS Chapter) and an elected member of Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society). Prior to her appointment at IUSB, Dr. McCormack was an Assistant Professor of Music at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Recent engagements include performances with Oklahoma based TACTUS, and presentations for the National Opera Association and the Pan-American Vocology Association.