SSG Jocelyn Pride
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Joined the Band: 2022
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Chorus
Bachelor's Degree: Shenandoah University
SSG Jocelyn Pride is a native of Sacramento, CA and is a versatile performer equally at home in operatic, theatre and concert venues. At an early age, she recognized the power of music to heal which influenced her to study music therapy at Shenandoah University. After earning her bachelor’s, she became a Board-Certified Music Therapist working with seniors as an Activity Director. In this setting, she utilized her skills as a clinical musician to serve seniors and veterans.
Pride has performed with Washington National Opera’s Chorus in well-known works such as: Candide, Lost in the Stars and Terrance Blanchard’s Champion. Pride was recently seen in the lead role of Corfasia in the Afro-futuristic opera ballet, Cloud Nebula, by composer Scott Patterson. As a featured soloist with Opera Nova and the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), she performed several pieces by William Grant Still and other African-American composers. In 2022, she was a semi-finalist in the American Traditions Vocal Competition in Savannah, GA. Pride is currently a proud member of the preeminent U.S. Army Chorus.