JackieO. Kelley (aka) JackieO. I am thankful to be known as a God loving, Bible Believing, Breast Cancer Surviving (26 years), Independent, Inspirational Gospel Recording Artist, Songwriter, Musician, Visual Artist and Author. After singing songs and playing piano in my home town for three decades I decided to pursue my dreams and motivate others to do the same. I am humbled to have won several awards in the music field, and my music has aired on many independent radio stations throughout the country.
I have been teaching music for over 30 years.
I also wrote and produced several songs on three CD’s titled “All About You” and “Forgiven” which has been an inspiration to many. In September of 2015 my third album was released titled, "Stepping Out, Moving Forward." I have a passion to make music that impacts the world with the message of the Salvation of Jesus Christ
What others say about my music; "JackieO. is a singer's singer" Shelia Belle of the Belle Report one of the most respected gospel music news sources in America says, “She knows how to grab the listener, from note one, she’s captured the hearts of all who hear her music."
“Many will enjoy the liberating lyrics of "Letting Go.” Peggy Oliver of TheUrbanMusicScene.com says, "It's clear that JackieO. is a voice of inspiration for today.
“Her voice is unparalleled,” as one critique at the 2013 National Quartet Convention (NQC) said , “her going from low notes to high notes is effortless” said another (NQC) “anointed, spirit-filled, fresh” are just a few words that you hear describing JackieO. Kelley and all agree “phenomenal” as the overall result. (NQC September 2013)“
Professionals in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), Urban Worship Music, Inspirational Music and now even Southern Gospel Music (NQC) all agree that JackieO.’s inspirational music is pristine and fresh." click me and you can start adding your own content and make changes to the font. Feel free to drag and drop me anywhere you like on your page. I’m a great place for you to write more. Tell a story about yourself.
253 Patrick Ave SW
Concord, North Carolina 28025
Summary of Qualifications:
30 plus years experience in management and supervision in piano and voice lessons
Reputation for excellence and high quality
Master’s degree in performing arts
Bachelors in fine arts
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
2017-present Youth Minster of Music and Arts
First Missionary Baptist
2015-2017 Music Instructor
Invest Collegiate Charter School
2013-2015 Minister of Music
Upside Down Church
2010-2011 Music Director for Roosevelt High School Afterschool Program where I taught gospel choir. We performed for Roosevelt School of the Arts end of the year choir concert.
2010-2011 Praise and Worship Leader-Northwest Church, Fresno, Ca. Responsible for 8 and 9:30 a.m. church services and adult choir. Teaching and directing choir
2007-2009 Praise and Worship Leader-The Word Church, Fresno, Ca.
Responsible for Sunday church and Wednesday night services. Developed praise team including training vocally, spiritually. Prepared music for musicians.
2005-2007 Praise and Worship Leader-The Worship Centre. Fowler, Ca.
Responsible for Sunday church and Wednesday night services. Developed praise team including training vocally, spiritually. I Prepared music for musicians.
2004-2005 Music Director for KIPP Academy (Knowledge Is Power Program), Fresno, CA- Responsible for developing a music program for the organization. Developed and established lesson plans, theory exams and one on one interaction with the students. At the end of the year we had a recital.
2002-2003 Music Director for Fresno C.O.R.A.L. (Community Organizing Resources to Advance Learning), Fresno, Ca.
As CEO of Joyful Noise Music Ministries, we came in as a component and developed a music program, administering to three different sites. I taught piano instruction to students from 1st to 6 grade in a classroom setting. Teaching theory and one on one beginning piano.
1993-2002 Head Musician and Assistant-Cornerstone Church, Fresno.Ca-Responsible for writing charts for the musicians, some arranging. Working closely with the director and filling in when she is not present.
1994-1995 Musician and Director-Edison High School Mixed Chorus-Responsible for teaching vocals and choir gospel music during the first period class.
1993-1994 Music Director-Church of the Living God, Fresno, Ca.-Responsible for music church service. Taught and directed youth and adult choirs.
1992-1993 Music Director-Ft. Irwin Gospel Service, Barstow, Ca. –Responsible for music church service. Accompanied and directed adult choir.
1991-1992 Music Director-Oceanside Baptist Church, Oceanside, Ca. Responsible for music church service. Accompanied and directed young adult choir.
1987-1991 Music Director-New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C., North Pole, Alaska- Responsible for music church service and adult choir.
1983-1986 Music Director-12th Hour Gospel Service, Nuremburg, Germany- Responsible for music church service, adult choir.
1980-1982 Head Musician-Church of God in Christ-Killeen, TX. -Assisted the music director. Accompanied choir. Involved in a singing group.
1977-1979 Music Director-New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C., Delta Junction, Alaska- Responsible for church service and adult choir.
- Recording Artist
- Professional Vocal Coach
- Professional Visual Artist
- 30 plus years experience in management and supervision in piano and voice lessons
- Reputation for excellence and high quality
- Master’s degree in performing arts
- Bachelors in fine arts
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills
BA Degree in Visual Arts; Ecclesia University of Divinity
Master’s Degree in Performing Arts; Ecclesia University of Divinity
In 2012 I was ordained as Worship Pastor/Ministry of Liturgy and Music
From age 12 throughout the years I’ve taught and directed various children,
Youth and adult choirs, and the list go on. I’ve been blessed to be involved in
various community activities. I’ve had opportunities to teach music to elementary
students during my lunch hour and after school programs in the middle schools.
It has been proven that the students who participated in the after school
programs such as music, dance, art, theatre, their GPA went up 80%. My
afterschool choir was involved in this study.
I’ve been teaching young adults as well as children private piano and vocal
training from for over 35 years
I have found being involved in teaching music has been a joyful and a rewarding
JackieO with famous Gospel Singer Joe Ligon of the Mighty Clouds of Joy