Pianist, vocal coach, and French diction and language teacher Bénédicte Jourdois is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. She is currently on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Curtis Institute of Music, and is a guest coach for the Washington National Opera’s Domingo Cafritz Young Artist Program. Ms. Jourdois plays and coaches for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has been on the music staff of the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program. She has performed in numerous venues in Europe and in the United States, including Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Philadelphia, the Castleton Festival, and Spoleto Festival USA. Ms. Jourdois holds degrees from the Conservatoire National de Region de Saint-Maur, the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon, Mannes College, and the Juilliard School.