About Jessica Kressin
Jessica Kressin, a native of Webster City, Iowa, did her doctoral work in Piano Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. She studied with Dr. Andrew Cooperstock and regularly gives performances in the greater Denver area. She currently is a piano instructor at Neighborhood Music at the Stanley Marketplace.
As a soloist, Kressin has performed works of Beethoven in Eisenstadt, Austria, in venues including the Esterházy Palace. She is especially passionate about French music of composers such as Debussy and Ravel and, recently, performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with the Wartburg Community Symphony. An advocate of new music, Jessic has performed with the Colorado New Music Ensemble, which has included a performance of Tempest Fantasy by Paul Moravec, and in Pendulum New Music concerts at CU Boulder. She also performed new solo piano works at a concert for Abundant Silence, an organization that strives to promote and publish 21st-century works.
Jessica has performed with many instrumentalists and singers in venues such as the Denver Art Museum, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the White House. Currently she is part of Duo Azure with soprano Ekaterina Kotcherguina, with whom she competed in Lyon, France in the Concours international de musique de chambre de Lyon. She also serves as principal pianist at the Arapahoe Philharmonic.
She has extensive experience as an opera rehearsal pianist and coach, currently serving as music director and pianist at Breaking Glass Arts, a small immersive opera company based in Denver. Kressin frequently collaborates with singers at Opera on Tap events around the Denver area as well. Most recently, she served as music director for the premiere of Denver-based composer Nathan Hall’s opera titled “Atlas of Remote Islands” at the Holiday Theater in collaboration with Opera on Tap and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Kressin is an active teacher and has taught group piano and applied piano at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Oklahoma. An active MTNA member, Jessica held the presidency of the University of Oklahoma MTNA collegiate chapter and the presidency of the University of Colorado Boulder MTNA collegiate chapter. She also taught at her alma mater, Wartburg College, for a year as a sabbatical replacement.
Jessica also holds degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma and Piano Performance from Wartburg College and has studied with Dr. Jane Magrath and Dr. Suzanne Torkelson.