John David Welch

John David Welch

JDW HeadshotJackson native, John David Welch, is a former graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music and Middle Tennessee State University where he studied voice performance and music education. Having studied with world renowned opera singer, Ashley Putnam, John David is well-versed in vocal technique and style in various genres of both classical and contemporary music. John David has taught private voice and piano, provided musical direction and conducted for multiple theatrical productions and groups (including Beauty and the Beast, Evita!, Jesus Christ Superstar, etc.), and has cultivated a performing career playing roles such as Bobby in Sondheim’s Company, the Baker in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. John David is a firm believer that everyone has the ability to be an excellent musician and performer once given the proper tools.