An experienced orchestral and chamber musician, Jennifer has performed chamber music around the United States including the West Coast, across the Midwest, in Texas, and throughout the Northeast. Last summer, she was awarded a quartet fellowship at the Britt Festival of Music and Arts in her home state of Oregon, at which her ensemble designed and implemented an interactive children's concert in addition to performing several educational outreach concerts. Jennifer currently performs with the Evansville Philharmonic and has previously made appearances around the Midwest with the Carmel and Lafayette Symphonies of Indiana, the Danville Symphony of Illinois, and the Owensboro Symphony of Kentucky. Jennifer completed her most recent musical studies at the esteemed Jacobs School at Indiana University under the tutelage of Emilio Colon, with a Performer's Diploma in Solo Performance, but she also holds performance degrees from the Boston Conservatory as well as the University of Oregon, where she graduated magna cum laude as the "Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Strings."
I take a positive approach to music-making and fully believe that everyone can improve with intentional practice. For students at an intermediate or advanced level, I refer to Popper's 40 Etudes alongside assigned solo repertoire; for beginners I can utilize a variety of method books but am most familiar with the Essential Elements and the Suzuki series. My teaching method is inspired by a Janos Starker approach to playing the cello, based on my studies at Indiana University.
Assignments are based on the individual student's needs, but please refer to "Teaching Style."