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    JASMINE BARNES
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    Jasmine Arielle Barnes, of Baltimore, MD, is a promising composer/vocaIist 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." The Concert featured major performers like Marquita Lister, Leah Hawkins, conductors like Jordan Smith, Angelo Johnson, James Mayo, Symphony Number One Chamber Orchestra, Choir and many more talented performers and conductors. As a vocalist, She's been made familiar to The Dallas Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, The White House (Obama administration), The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Meyerhoff, and numerous other companies and venues in and out of the US.

     

    She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal Studies) and Master of Arts in Music (Composition) 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 and her Bachelor of Arts in Music was earned as a vocal student studying under Marquita Lister. She held the esteemed pleasure of being a Graduate Teaching Assistant teaching Music Theory and Aural Skifls to students of Morgan State University. She is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity Inc. founded in 1903, an organization to world class singers, composers, conductors, and more acclaimed music career holders. One motto of Sigma Alpha Iota that Jasmine holds true to her life as an artist is "Vita Brevis, Ars Longa" which translates from Latin to English as "Life is Short, Art is Long". She believes that giving your all to music, contributing to the art, and teaching what you've learned is truly upholding Art and being a true musician.