Instructor in Music
B.M. Wheaton College (IL)
M.M. Boston University
Jessica Modaff, Instructor in Music, teaches the music theory and aural skills sequence, and is also a vocal and instrumental coach, piano instructor and collaborative pianist at Gordon College. She has held coach and collaborative pianist 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 performs regularly in faculty recital settings, and has acted as a music coach and accompanist to numerous Gordon students and ensembles since joining the faculty in 2008.
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 instructor. Jessica is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree in collaborative piano at Boston University under the instruction of Shiela Kibbe. She holds a master of music degree from the same program.