Link to Polly's resume

PERFORMER - Soprano Soloist/Vocalist

  • Classical solo appearances at John F. Kennedy Center, Washington Early Music Festival, Strathmore Mansion, George Mason Center for the Arts
  • Friday Morning Music Club performing member
  • Professional Chorus Experience
  • Oratorio, Opera, Musical Theater, Pop/Rock, Country/Americana, Sacred/Meditational Music, Early Music

VOICE TEACHER - Polly Baldridge Voice Studio, Damascus, MD and Online

  • Teaching Musical Theater, Oratorio, Opera, CCM Genres, Sacred Music, Early Music
  • Students have pursued Music and BFA degrees from such institutions as Florida State University, Texas Christian University, NYU, Rider University, Lawrence University, the University of Maryland - College Park, Susquehanna, Ithaca, and Messiah College.
  • 20+ years experience
  • Member and past President of Maryland/DC Chapter of National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • DMA candidate, voice pedagogy, Shenandoah University (expected 202)
  • Total Singer Workshop (2019) with Lisa Popeil 
  • Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University (2017)  
  • Double master’s degree in vocal performance and choral conducting from the University of Maryland (2003) 
  • Additional training from Oberlin with Richard Miller     


  • Oratorio, Opera, Orchestra, and Musical Theater music direction and conducting
  • Choral clinician
  • conducting instruction and mentoring
  • Musical Theater stage direction - children, youth, and adult performances
  • Choral ensemble direction for all ages
  • Handbell ensemble direction for all ages
  • Orchestra contracting and conducting
  • Choir tour planning and direction
  • Choral adjudication
  • Sacred Music Education/Curriculum Development


  • No More Graves original single available digitally 
  • Lyrics and dialogue for musicals and revues
  • Christ Is All to Me and O Night Divine discography
  • Choral ensemble recording direction and production


  • Former Minister of Music and Worship
  • Worship Design and Liturgy
  • Faith Education Curriculum
  • Marketing and Graphic Design
  • Voice-Overs
  • Violin
  • Journalism

Based in Damascus, Maryland