Bridgette Perdue (Music Director)
Bridgette is a Pop/R&B Recording Artist, Songwriter, & Teacher, dedicated to impacting the world through her soulful, vibrant music. As an independent musician since 2008, she has entertained audiences across the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., and Orlando, opening for national acts and headlining her own City of Bridges Tour. She has also been on the cover of One Fashion Place Magazine and starred in a Disney commercial.
In her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, Bridgette Perdue has performed at the Benedum Center, The August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre. Regionally she puts on shows for colleges, jazz clubs, music festivals and other events throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and surrounding areas.
In 2012 Perdue released her debut album, Enjoy This Moment, where her song “Real Thing” was the featured song for an independent film (Sweetest Thing) that has garnered national attention. “I created this album as a collection of my thoughts toward life, love, and the infinite value of knowing your own self-worth,” she comments. “Everyone wants to be happy, so I try to write the music that makes people feel good. Plus, they take joy in knowing their support helps an independent artist succeed at her dream.
Told her “music has sunlight in it”(R. Iamuuri, DreamJob), Bridgette Perdue blends soulful vocals with a vibrant piano to create heartfelt pop/R&B, reminiscent of Alicia Keys or Sara Bareilles. Perdue takes her listeners on a lyrical journey, as her songs share themes of resilient love, inspiration, and empowerment. Fans fall in love with her independent voice and upbeat style, a trademark in her shows. “Someone will come up to me after a show and say how much they can relate to a song, how it made them laugh or see the world more beautifully. It’s that connection that makes me love what I do.”
Perdue is also committed to teaching the young artists within her community. She holds two degrees from Point Park University, having extensively studied music, dance, theatre, and business management. She passionately shares her insight with students from several organizations. Currently she serves as a Teaching Artist with Propel Charter Schools, a Resident Artist with Gateway to the Arts, and Music Director for the Alumni Theater Company. Perdue also avails herself as a consultant for private voice and piano instruction.
Amidst the thrilling progression of her career, Bridgette’s true delight goes beyond simply delivering music. Behind each song is a desire to reach others with a message of hope and to encourage the continual pursuit of ones’ dream.