Jean-Marie Kent is the current choir teacher at Eckstein Middle School and Roosevelt High School in Seattle. She recently completed her doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Washington, Seattle, specializing in collaboration and community engagement. Recognized for her ability to get to the heart of singing, she is frequently sought after as a clinician for high school and community choirs. Before moving to Seattle, she taught music in New York and on Vancouver Island where she developed public school music programs for gifted children. She has conducted orchestras and choirs, including the University of Regina Chamber Singers, UW Women’s Choir, Magnolia Chorale, and the Victoria Civic Orchestra.
Jean-Marie stepped down from conducting Vivissimi in June 2016.