Soprano singer, teacher to perform at Nicholls


THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University invites you to see internationally-renowned soprano singer Jessica Victoria perform at the Mary and Al Danos Theater this Thursday.

Singer Jessica Victoria will be accompanied by Nicholls instructor of music, Dr. Richard Jeric, on piano.

“Jessica Victoria is a singer of high caliber, impeccable vocal technique and an exceptional God-given vocal instrument. The fact she is blind does not hinder her desire, enthusiasm or unique ability to share her vocal message with the world,” said Dr. Valeria Francis, associate professor of music. “Jessica is a marvelous example for our young singers, high school students and the community at-large. It’s my hope that we can host more singers like Jessica here at Nicholls.”

Victoria has performed with the Trujillo Symphony Orchestra, the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mid-Atlantic Orchestra. She has displayed her vocal talents at the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Jordan Hall and King’s Chapel in Boston and in Seren del Grappa, Italy.

Earlier this year, Victoria one of the finalists in the Joy in Singing International Art Song Competition. Victoria was a winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Major Artist Auditions in 2016 and won the University of Toledo’s Art Song Festival Competition in 2013 and the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition in 2011.

Victoria has also taught as a guest artist at the University of New Mexico, has lectured at the New England Conservatory, the Franciscan University of Steubenville and the University of Notre Dame and has delivered presentations on music and philosophy in Rome.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 17, 2018

CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@www.nicholls.edu

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