Beginning her professional career at nine years old, junior Elizabeth Blanchette has always found joy in signing. She is currently a music major with a focus in vocal performance and a minor in theater.
Blanchette strives to share her love of music with others and sees it as the calling that God has placed on her life. Music has always been a part of her life and she has had many opportunities to grow in her craft while studying at ENC.
From the very first performance she saw, Blanchette “fell in love” with singing.
“There is something wonderful about it,” Blanchette said. “The energy and joy people bring to the stage is an encouragement to me.”
Her hope in each performance is that she will be able to share this joy with others.
In the future, Blanchette would like to pursue a career in music and singing.
“Ideally, [I would like to] perform and use singing as a ministry,” she said.
Specifically, she feels that she is being called to work with children, including those with special needs.
In the past, Blanchette has had the opportunity to study music overseas. She spent her last three summers studying and singing throughout France and England with the Cambridge College Programme. She plans on returning this summer as the program’s staff director.
“I learned about leadership, working with people, and loving people,” Blanchette said of her experience in the Cambridge program. “There were administrative and personal skills I developed through working in Europe. I did not expect to develop and use these skills at such a young age.“
Blanchette knows graduate school is in her future
“Grad school shapes one’s career; finding an excellent fit in a graduate program is the key to launching a successful career,” Blanchette said. However, she has not ruled out taking a year off after graduation to help build up her resumé and expand her singing technique before entering a graduate program.