Jasmine Arielle Barnes is a promising composer/vocalist who has performed and has had her music performed all over the world. She is a multifaceted composer who embraces any writing style of music using a variety of instrumentation and specializes in writing for the voice. She proved her musical prowess in her debut composition concert entitled “Reality Race and Religion” that took place on May 9th, 2018 in the Gilliam Concert Hall of the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center. She was the very first composition major of Morgan State University, thus hosting the first composition recital, setting the bar high for those to follow. As a student in the Morgan State University Choir, she was privy to showcasing her work through the choir, who has performed her music in three of the seven continents and all over the United States. She has held the privilege of being commissioned by numerous organizations such as The Washington National Opera, Bare Opera, Resonance Ensemble, City Works Cleveland, LyricFest Philadelphia, Baltimore Choral Arts, Burleigh Music Festival, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Symphony Number One, Baltimore Musicals, The Voic(ed) Project , amongst others.
Jasmine is not only a composer/vocalist, but an educator. She is the Head of Compositional Studies and Jazz Voice Studies at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX. She holds her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Music from Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland. Her Master of Arts in Music was earned as a Composition student studying under Dr.James Lee III.
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