Jocasta Roper
Ethereal soprano // Actress // Song writer 

All of my life, the arts have been a passion. Probably because of my dyslexia I have never shone academically, but I could always draw and have a natural talent for music - I can remember sitting at my Grandma's piano and happily tinkering out songs I knew by ear.
From age nine, I began with the cello, but never really found any passion within it. I have always sung, but didn't really discover I had a voice until the age of nine - the day I realised I could sing properly, I joined a choir the first chance I was given and since then, I have performed in a total of 11 choirs, which included the choirs of the Redbridge Music School and the Philharmonia Chorus.
From age sixteen, I finished cello lessons and moved full-time to voice.

I also competed in the Stratford Music festival and found two categories I excelled in:
traditional folk song and "song from the show" - musical theatre/original sound track (OST) movie songs -
I won first place in my first time competing with Danny Boy and won first place in my secound year, with Smoke Gets in your Eyes

My interest in art led to an art and design foundation course – in which I gained a distinction – but when I had to decide about university, music once again won and, on an audition, I was offered an unconditional place at the London College of Music.

I studied music performance (voice) for four years and graduated with a 2:1 BMus (Hons) degree.
Currently, I train at the Sandra Scott Singing Studios in London, with Sandra Scott as my coach -
Sandra Scott is one of the best teachers I have ever had and a wonderful friend.

I love performance - I have always been drawn to the stage and the stage has always called me - that sounds cheesy, doesn't it?
Acting and music have always been my two primal talents - as an actress, I can connect with the character and story within a song, which helps me communicate what I sing with sincerity.
It also allows me to relate to an audience and communicate with them on a personal level. Indeed, in performance I am working with the audience rather than just performing to it.
I am a Bel Canto trained soprano with a repertoire that is primarily classical-crossover. Currently I am featuring a number of Gaelic folk songs and am writing songs in the same genre. In my spare time, I am also writing/working on scripts for musical ideas.
I perform often for local institutions such as the Rotary Club and the Woodford Blind Club as well as doing random gigs and occasionally singing with my associates in lunchtime performances at St John's Church in Waterloo. During my time at university I sang and toured with the Philharmonia Chorus. I have also staged concerts on my own account and last year raised £250 for a local children's hospice.




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