Soprano Jessica Bachicha is a graduate of University of New Mexico where she earned a B.M in vocal performance and a B.A in foreign languages in May, 2004. Afterwards, she spent a year doing musicological research at University of Leeds in Leeds, England. Miss Bachicha is now a Masters student of vocal performance at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she studies with Patricia Craig.
She was awarded the ILVR Scholarship by the conservatory's voice department which will enable her to take part in the Rising Star Singers Audition Preparation Program in Rising Sun, Indiana this summer. In April, she was the soprano soloist for New England Conservatory's performance of Ralf Vaughan Wiliams's Dona Nobis Pacem.
She has performed as a soloist with the conservatory's Bach Ensemble and as a chamber musician with one of NEC's contemporary improvisation ensembles.
In August 2005, Miss Bachicha had the honor of being a soloist under the direction of Maestro Angelo Zanin, a faculty member of the Conservatory of Music of Venice, Italy. In July 2004, she released a CD that features Baroque and twentieth-century music, as well as one of her own compositions.
In October 2003, she gave a lecture recital as part of her senior project for University of New Mexico's Honors Program. The debut performance of Miss Bachicha's "God's Grandeur," the recital concentrated on the integration of Baroque ideas with ancient Greek musical principles to create a synthesis in modern composition.
In the summer of 2003, she formed an ensemble called the July Octet that gave a series of concerts in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Miss Bachicha participated in the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Spoleto, Italy, and performed as soprano soloist in UNM's 2002 presentation of Gabriel Faur's Requiem. As a student at a summer university in Rome in 2001, she was honored to have the opportunity to sing for His Holiness John Paul II during a private audience.