Jessica French is a Seattle-based soprano, music educator, and composer. As a soprano, she sings with Choral Arts Northwest, and is a section leader at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. As an educator, she teaches music to grades pre-K-6 at St. George Catholic School in Seattle, and directs the St. George Dragon Singers, comprised of choristers in grades 2-6, providing music for weekly sung liturgies and two annual concerts. As a Composer, she specializes in sacred and secular choral music. Her works have been featured at venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, including St. James Cathedral and St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle; the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah; and at the 2015 Washington ACDA Summer Institute. Her O Nata Lux was premiered in May 2016 by Seattle-based Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, directed by Loren Pontén, and her Ave Verum Corpus was premiered at the 2014 Oregon Bach Festival, conducted by Craig Hella Johnson. Two of her most recent commissions were premiered by the Northwest Girlchoir and Choral Arts Northwest, in December of 2016. Jessica has a rare neurological ability called synesthesia, in which the senses of the brain are linked to one another, mainly in the form of colors associated with notes, timbres, and words in Jessica’s case. This ability lends a singularly unique voice to her compositional style. Jessica received her foundational training in music while attending the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City, Utah—a full-time choral program for students in grades K-8. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and her Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Yale University. Her compositions are published through Music Spoke, self-published through The French Press, and her work is endorsed by Project: Encore's list of new, vetted choral music.