38-year-old Jessica Bejarano isn’t your typical classical music conductor. For one thing, in a field dominated by men, her gender alone makes her stand out. For another, her Mexican American heritage and a collection of tattoos add color and complexity.
When Jane discovered Jessica in one, of a flurry of media profiles, either through a segment on KQED’s Bay Brilliance, or in a feature on the PBS News Hour as part of their Chasing the Dream, Poverty & Opportunity in America, or more recently on NBC’s Today Show, she could hardly believe her luck to find that Jessica lived in the Bay Area. Jane set about recruiting her to become ELM’s Music Director.Read More