With conducting experience at collegiate and secondary levels, Jessica Allen is currently the conductor of the University of Michigan Arts Chorale and assistant conductor of University Choir. She previously conducted the University of Michigan Residential College Singers and prepared opera choruses for Mozart?s Cos? fan tutte, Handel?s Giulio Cesare, and Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie. As assistant conductor of the University Women?s Glee Club, she participated in the first annual International Women?s Choir Festival in Curitiba, Brazil, in 2015. At Bowling Green State University, Ms. Allen directed a select ensemble for women and was appointed interim director of the University Women?s Chorus. Under her direction, the choirs at the prestigious Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, collaborated with ensembles at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music and Kent State University. In 2011, Hathaway Brown students traveled to Hamburg, Germany, where Ms. Allen co-directed the World Education Alliance Choir at Stormarnschule. Jessica toured as a choral singer with Rider University?s Westminster Chamber Choir in Florence, Italy, in 2008. She has been selected for conducting masterclasses with Dennis Keene, Joe Miller, Harry Christophers, Anton Armstrong, Kathy Saltzman Romey, and Simon Carrington. In 2017, she traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, for an orchestral conducting workshop at the International Conducting Workshop and Festival led by Don Schleicher and Larry Rachleff. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at the University of Michigan where she studies conducting with Jerry Blackstone.