Ms. Jamie Flanagan has a Bachelor of Science in Arts Management from Shenandoah Music Conservatory (part of Shenandoah University headquartered in Winchester, Virginia) with a concentration in music. Voice was her major instrument and piano her minor.
She has been singing since she can remember. Her Dad played guitar by ear and they would make up harmonies to artists such as James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac and Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
She began studying piano in 4th grade. In 6th grade she was admitted to the Hanover County Gifted and Talented program. She then played flute for 1 year, trumpet for 5 years and French horn for about a year.
She attended Patrick Henry High School, where as a Senior she received the choir student of the year award. While in high school, she was given the honor of singing the National Anthem for a Richmond Braves baseball game.
The Richmond Braves were based in Richmond, Virginia from 1966 to 2008. They are an American minor league baseball club affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. In 2009 the club relocated to Gwinnett County, Georgia.
In 1992 she attended University of Richmond’s Governor’s School for the performing arts.
While attending Shenandoah Music Conservatory she worked in the Chaplain’s office and had the opportunity to do mission work in The Dominican Republic and Jamaica. She also played volleyball for 3 years.
Her choral experiences included attending:
While at Shenandoah Conservatory she had the honor of touring Germany and Italy with her college choir. The choir performed in many basilicas in both countries and ended their tour by singing for the High Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy. They then walked outside to the courtyard for a Papal blessing by Pope John Paul II. The choir also performed in Assisi, Italy and Stüttgart, Germany and many more.
Following graduation from college, she has performed with the group PROCLAIM!, an A Cappella female barbershop quartet. They have sung for many church revivals and services all over the state of Virginia, and competed with the Sweet Adelines.
Sweet Adelines International is an independent, nonprofit, worldwide music education organization of women singers. It was established in 1945 to advance the musical art form of women's barbershop harmony through education and performances. It has a membership of 21,000, and holds an annual international singing competition.
PROCLAIM! has led master workshops and recorded a 5 song CD. They have performed the National Anthem at several Richmond Flying Squirrels minor league baseball games and VCU men’s and women’s basketball games.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels moved to Richmond in 2010. They are part of the Double-A Eastern League and affiliated with the San Francisco Giants major league club.
Ms. Flanagan has sung in several bands, where the music ranged from classic rock to country, Christian and gospel. Those bands sang and played for churches, birthday parties, weddings, funerals and at restaurants.
She was the runner up for the very first, 'Richmond Idol' competition, which was won by her good friend, the lead singer from the PROCLAIM! quartet.
In 2002 she established a music studio where she teaches voice and piano. Thus far it is to hundreds of students of all ages. Her goal in teaching music is to be able to pass on her love for music to as many people as possible!
In addition to being the choral harmony arranger for the Welcome Home refrains, Ms. Flanagan also provided vocal descants and harmony on several hymns and songs. See Jamie Flanagan-Vocalist.