Jaylyn Simmons is a 17-year-old senior voice student at the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA). She is the former president of the X-Factor Youth Choir at New Psalmist Baptist Church. Jaylyn has performed as a student in the Lyric Opera Camp, Hippodrome Youth Artist Camp, Boston University’s Tanglewood Summer Intensive Program and the Washington National Opera Summer Program where she was a soloist on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Ms. Simmons is a 2016 Young Arts National Finalist and has performed on their prestigious stage as a soloist in Miami, Florida. She has just finished her third straight year as a lead performer in BSA’s Annual Expressions Event and looks forward to pursuing a career in the performing arts after graduation. Jaylyn has been accepted into the class of 2020 at the Juilliard School as a classical voice student.