Instructor in Music
B.M. Wheaton College (IL)
M.M. Boston University
Jessica Modaff teaches music theory and is a vocal and instrumental coach, piano instructor and accompanist at Gordon College. A native of the state of Washington, Ms. Modaff received a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Daniel Paul Horn, William Phemister and Kenneth Drake. She has served as a faculty member of the Children's Music Center (Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts) and the Wheaton Yamaha Music School (Wheaton, Illinois) where she received certification as a Yamaha Music Education System Teacher. She earned a master of music degree in collaborative piano at Boston University under the instruction of Shiela Kibbe, Robert Merfeld and Peter Sykes, and is now pursuing a doctorate in musical arts in that program.
Ms. Modaff has held coach and accompanist positions for numerous choirs and individual performers throughout Massachusetts and in the Chicago area, performing at Boston's Symphony Hall, New York's Avery Fischer Hall, as well as abroad in England, France, Russia, Slovenia and Austria. Ms. Modaff joined the Gordon family in 2008 and teaches theory, aural skills, and applied piano. She performs regularly in faculty recital settings, and acts as a music coach and accompanist to countless Gordon students and ensembles.
Ms. Modaff enjoys chatting over espresso, cooking, traveling, the outdoors, leading worship, and spending time with her daughter and husband.