Meet Jeanne Cotter, Principal Accompanist


Jeanne Cotter is a commanding presence in the American catholic church as well as many mainline Protestant churches. She is a liturgical composer, author,
performer, parish mission director, master teacher, inspirational speaker and retreat leader. For over two decades she has inspired and taught audiences throughout the United States and abroad. With undergraduate degrees in theology and music and an Interdisciplinary Masters Degree in Psychology and Spirituality, Jeanne shares a bounty of knowledge grounded in what she calls “the authority of experience”. Drawing on her Irish heritage, Jeanne understands the power of storytelling to connect diverse audiences to our shared human story. Her own experience of growing up in a large, multi-racial, multi-national farm family from Southern Minnesota informs the values from which she writes and speaks, deeply rooted in the gospel teachings of Jesus. Jeanne has numerous recordings, music collections
and books published by GIA Publications, Inc as well as Mythic Rain, LLC and Oregon Catholic Press.

“Jeanne Cotter is one of Catholic music’s most gifted liturgical musicians. Herbeautiful voice and solo piano music have graced many a seminar and retreat!”

-Catholic Faith & Family Magazine