Jessica Smith

Ionia, MI, United States

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Jessica Smith
Posted over 4 years ago
If you were a member of Virtual Choir, Eric Whitacre's incredible global collaboration please share your story & journey with us & the world
I have always enjoyed singing, in High school I was in ALL the Choirs but the moment I left High School I started doubting myself. There had been many times were I was told that I didn't have a voice that would make any money. Broken hearted I almost gave up on music. That was when I ran across Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir. Watching all these people sing brought tears to my eyes. I thought it was one of the most beautiful things. So I waited till the next project. when that time came up I got nervous. To post a video of yourself singing and letting everyone in the world see it, no way. But I kept close on what was happening and listened to many of the other singers. I don't remember who's video it was but when I saw it I decided I'm going to do it. If this person can do it so I can. On the last day (before extension) I sat in front of my webcam and sang. After hundreds of takes, dozens of tears, and me being sick I finally came to a video that I liked enough to post. SO I did. And it felt great. So now I decided I will still being going to college for music performance and go on from there. I'm actually excited about singing now and I will never, ever let anyone tell me that I can't or won't be able to do what I dream. Here is my video-