Jessica Helms is staff accompanist for the California Lutheran University Music Department where she accompanies the choral ensembles including Areté, CLU’s professional vocal ensemble. She is also music director and organist of College United Methodist Church of Ventura and accompanist and assistant director of the Gold Coast Concert Chorus. In Fall 2014, she will become Director of Pacific Shore's Women's ensemble, Las Voces del Mar.
A native of Ventura, she graduated from California Lutheran University with a BA in Piano and Oboe. She has also done Master’s work at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and is currently working towards a MM in Choral Conducting at California State University, Los Angeles.
Jessica has accompanied for many choirs, ensembles, and soloists at various Ventura County locations including Newbury Park High School, Ascension Lutheran Church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Oxnard, the Geraldine Decker Vocal Studio, Camarillo Community Theatre, All Saints by the Sea of Santa Barbara, and Ventura College.