Indiana native Jessamyn Anderson is back home again in Indiana after stops in New York City and Nashville, TN. This Fall, she released her debut album "There is a Season," which features music from The Great American Songbook.
A multi-faceted singer and speaker, she performs a wide variety of genres for audiences across the U.S. but her heart belongs to musical theatre and the Songbook standards. Her love of all genres helped her earn a spot in the quarterfinals of the American Traditions vocal competition last year, where she was selected to work one-on-one in a masterclass with Tony and Grammy nominee Phillip Boykin.
While studying classical voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, she performed roles in several productions, her favorite being Nellie in Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, where she was heralded as “all of the ‘cock-eyed optimist’ of a Nellie Forbush that you could wish for.” She also played lead roles in a number of student-led productions including the title role in the University Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s inaugural production, Iolanthe, and she premiered the role of Mooch in Mooch the Magnificent with Re-Imagining Opera for Kids, an organization devoted to bringing opera to students in the Bloomington area.
Jessamyn found the perfect balance between musical theatre and classical music when she spent two summers with the Ohio Light Opera Company. While there, she played several saucy women in shows such as The Little Dutch Girl, Can-Can, Oh, Kay!, and The Dancing Years in addition to performing in the ensemble for eight shows, her favorites being Brigadoon, Annie Get Your Gun, and Kiss Me, Kate. Her love of operetta remained with her in New York City, where she worked alongside several OLO colleagues with the Victor Herbert Renaissance Project.
In 2018, her work with Love Good, a media company based in Nashville, TN, took her as a singer and speaker to 15 different cities for more than 20 events. She is also a frequent soloist with the Indiana Wind Symphony at the Palladium in Carmel, IN and has been invited to sing for the Governor of Indiana, the Boy Scouts of America, Relay for Life, Rotary clubs, and other community organizations.
While opening for Michael Bublé’s next stadium tour would be a dream come true, she has found an unexpected love of singing for crowds in intimate spaces and sharing life with smaller audiences. Off the stage, Jessamyn enjoys Jazzercise, serving women through her Premier Designs jewelry business, working as a writer and speaker for a young women's ministry called Fidelis, and spending as much time as possible with her family and friends.