About Jessie Bittner

Jessie Bittner is an incoming senior in the BSOF Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre program at the Jacobs School of Music. She began her journey in the fine arts at age four on the violin, at the Lawrence Academy of Music. She gradually expanded her studies to include piano, French horn, and ultimately focused her training on voice and acting.

For IU Theatre: Little Women (Marmie), Bonnets (Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Wolcott & Prudence). For IU Ind. Projects: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Madame, Ensemble). For IU Opera Theater: Parsifal (Blumenmädchen). Other favorite performances include: Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Seussical (Gertrude McFuzz), and She Loves Me (Ensemble, Cafe Violinist). Short Film: The Birthday Girl (Young Katie), The Plight of the Artist (Violinist).

Music Direction Credits: Zephyr Players Community Theater: Mary Poppins Jr., Annie Jr.
Pit Orchestra Credits: Attic Chamber Theatre: She Loves Me (Violin, French Horn), IU Ind. Project: The Last Five Years (Violin).

Some other recent highlights include performing Mahler’s "Symphony No. 2" with the Cleveland Orchestra, and being a part of JSOM’s NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Jessie is looking forward to performing as Zweite Dame in IU Opera Theater’s production of The Magic Flute in the fall of 2021. She has her own private studio; she offers voice, violin, and piano lessons. Jessie is from Appleton, WI.

Recent Credits

Closer Than Ever

IU Summer Theatre — Actor

Little Women

IU Theatre — Marmie


IU Theatre — Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Wolcott