Jessica Westcott - Enmore Road, Marrickville
Jessica Westcott (Soprano) is currently studying a Bachelor of Music
(Voice Performance) Honours at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under
Dr Rowena Cowley. Previous to this she completed her Bachelor of Music
at the Australian National University School of Music, and graduated
with High Distinction and first in her class.
Jessica hails from the small country town of Parkes, NSW. Most recently, Jessica played the role of Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, a production by the ANU School of Music In September 2012, to critical acclaim.
Jessica was featured in the Canberra Times article “Stars to watch in 2013”.
In July 2012 Jessica was awarded a grant to participate in the Tyrolean Opera Program, a highly regarded summer school in the Tyrolean Alps, Austria. There she sang 4 concerts and a gala under the tuition of Katherine Wright, Elizabeth Bachman and Kim Josephson of the Metropolitan Opera.
In the summer of 2011-2012, Jessica flew to London to participate in master classes at the most prestigious music schools in Europe: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal Northern School of Music in Manchester. She also spent time in Salzburg, Austria, to sing for Barbara Bonney. In July 2011 Jessica flew to San Francisco to have lessons at the San Francisco Conservatoire, with soprano Catherine Cook.
At just 20, Jessica has performed in many concerts, galas and events; including recently being the featured soprano in the CAT-award winning charity gala “Opera at the Dish”, where she sang for the Govenor General Quentin Bryce, and an audience of well over 2000. Jessica enjoys singing all over Canberra for Friends of Opera concerts and other small events.
Jessica has had the opportunity to perform at many official functions during her time in Canberra, including venues like the French, Italian, Austrian, German and Papua New Guniean Embassies, Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial. For two years Jessica held the prestigious Wesley Music Scholarship, and in 2011 she won the Friends of Opera Scholarship at the ANU.
In the future she hopes to complete tertiary studies in opera in Europe.