Pianist and mezzo-soprano Jessica Johnston recently received her MM in Collaborative Piano and Coaching from the University of Minnesota. Recent performance highlights include Ned Rorem’s Evidence of Things Not Seen, a solo harpsichord recital, Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, a solo vocal recital featuring American composers and poets, and roles in Mavra and L’enfant et les sorteleges. She was a participant in the Source Song Festival in 2015 and Songfest at Colburn in 2012. Based in the Twin Cities, she enjoys working with singers and instrumentalists as a coach and collaborator. Her research interests include diction, contemporary American art song, and the Lieder of Clara Schumann.