Born and raised in Louisiana, Jerry Phelps has a unique and dynamic vocal styling that clearly reflects the varied, eclectic musical environment of his youth: rhythm and blues, zydeco, and gospel to name a few. After honing his skills in performance, piano, and voice, and earning Bachelor and Master of Vocal Music Education degrees, he has become a sought-after leader in arts education, clinician, content expert, and classroom and private music educator. Phelps has created and developed school-based arts education programs across the nation. Phelps was named by the RECORDING ACADEMY© and THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION© as a quarter finalist out of over 30,000 nominations for the inaugural GRAMMY© Music Educator Award. In addition, he serves as accompanist, voice teacher, musical director, vocal coach, and arts education consultant to a variety of schools, school districts, non-profit organizations, and private clients. Phelps has performed and sold out shows in NYC multiple times in venues such as Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, Metropolitan Room, Triad Theatre, and Laurie Beechman Theatre.