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Jessica Rosas Posada is a vibrant soprano, native of Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Posada will be starting her second year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Voice Studies at Whitman College. Her current research focuses on Mexican Art Song. In October 2021, she presented her lecture recital research “Doce canciones mexicanas: A Singer’s Guide to Manuel M. Ponce’s Mexican Romantic Art Song” at the 12th Hispanic Heritage Festival at Palm Beach Atlantic University. In November of 2021, she presented the same lecture for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Texoma Region’s 71st Conference. In July 2022, Dr. Posada will be appearing as an Artist Recitalist at the National Association of Teachers of Singing 54th Annual Conference to present a lecture recital with the title “Canciones de Manuel M. Ponce: An Introduction to the Mexican Art Song Canon”.

Posada has sung as a soprano soloist for works in Mexico and the United States. Repertoire has included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, and Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis. Her operatic portfolio includes the leading roles of Madame Herz in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Hanna Glawari in Lehár’s The Merry Widow, and Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Dr. Posada has received numerous accolades including the Aspiring Artist Summer Program Grant Award, 1st and 2nd place division winner, and the Waldman Award for Best Performance of Spanish Song all from the National Association of Teachers of Singing South Texas Chapter. Posada earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Texas at Brownsville.

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