Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jessica Cockroft
Jessica Cockroft received her Bachelor's in Music Education from Wingate University. She performed in multiple choirs, operas, and solo recitals during her time in college. She toured with the Wingate University Singers, Advanced Women's Ensemble, and Chamber Choir in North and South Carolina, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
Mrs. Cockroft is an active member of the National Association for Music Education. She is a board member of the Southern Gentleman's Barbershop Chorus in New Bern.
She strives to create an atmosphere in the choral department where the students have a sense of belonging in their chorus family and expects that the singers will do the same. Students should feel comfortable enough to challenge themselves; take risks independently and as a group so that the choir can grow and learn together.