Jeanne Cotter is a commanding female presence in the American Catholic church. She is a liturgical composer, author, performer, parish mission director, master voice and piano teacher, inspirational speaker, and retreat leader. For over two decades she has inspired and taught audiences throughout the United States and abroad.
Jeanne holds a bachelor of arts degree in music (piano and vocal performance) and theology from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. She’s completed advanced studies in song writing, contemporary vocal pedagogy, and music business from the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, CA, and holds a master of arts degree in psychology and spirituality from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. She is currently artist in residence at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Naperville, IL.
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, multiracial, multinational farm family from southern Minnesota informs the values from which she writes and speaks, deeply rooted in the gospel teachings of Jesus.
Jeanne Cotter has numerous recordings, music collections, and books published by GIA Publications, Inc., as well as Mythic Rain, LLC.
“Jeanne Cotter is one of Catholic music’s most gifted liturgical musicians. Her beautiful voice and solo piano music have graced many a seminar and retreat!”
—Catholic Faith & Family Magazine