SFC Jesse Neace, bass-baritone, holds a Bachelor's Degree from Maryville College and a Master's Degree from The University of Tennessee where he studied as a member of the Knoxville Opera Studio. While in college, Neace was with the Knoxville Opera Company as a member of the opera chorus for six years. As a soloist, Neace has sung with the Knoxville Opera Company, the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, La Musica Lirica, and the National Philharmonic. During his tenure with The U.S. Army Chorus, he has been a featured vocalist during Major League Baseball’s 2008 and 2009 World Series games performing God Bless America. He has performed the national anthem at professional sporting events in and around the Metropolitan D.C. area, as well as across the country for MLB, NHL, and NFL games. In the fall of 2011, he was selected to sing for the opening ceremony of an episode of Extreme Make-Over Home Edition in Lewes, DE.