Jessica has been appointed Adjunct Instructor of Horn at Illinois Wesleyan University, her alma mater where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance in 2009. She will continue to pursue her DMA in Horn Performance at UIUC; she will commute to Bloomington one day a week to teach lessons and studio class at IWU. Go Titans!
Jessica has been studying jazz improvisation with Professor Jim Pugh at the University of Illinois and will be one of four horn players performing on his faculty recital, a celebration of JJ Johnson.
Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30pm in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, IL.
The program includes Quintergy, Enigma, Sketch for Trombone and Dance Orchestra and a few other surprises. Hope to see you there!
Jessica recently joined the new brass ensemble Transit Brass, a group that performs both classical and jazz music in central Illinois!
Jessica is nearing the end of the first semester of her doctoral studies at the University of Illinois. On Sunday, November 15th she conducted the UI Horn Choir and performed with the UI Graduate Brass Quintet as a part of a Brass Chamber Night at Smith Hall on campus.
This weekend Jessica will be performing holiday concerts with the Illinois Symphony both Friday and Saturday night in Bloomington and Springfield, IL. Hope to see you there!
As a member of the UIUC Graduate Brass Quintet, Jessica recently gave a masterclass to band students from Arlington Heights, Illinois. They are pictured below in Smith Hall at the University of Illinois on October 31st.
Jessica won the second horn audition for the Champaign-Urbana Symphony earlier this month. You can check out their season here!
Jessica has had a busy spring performing with Camerata Chicago, the Illinois Symphony, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. This weekend she is performing with the ISO in Bloomington and Springfield to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train.
Here is a fantastic article on this exciting weekend in Springfield.
See Jessica featured on Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's Facebook page HERE.
On November 14th, Jessica will be performing with Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.
Excerpt from the Auditorium Theatre website:
The Auditorium Theatre is thrilled to welcome back Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) as they celebrate their tenth anniversary with a montage of favorite moments from past performances – plus a look ahead to the future! The 60-piece orchestra will perform Artistic Director Orbert Davis’ acclaimed arrangements and compositions from the past 10 years. Join us for this celebratory evening featuring special guests Dee Alexander, Terisa Griffin, Maggie Brown, Bobbi Wilsyn, Ari Brown, Mwata Bowden, Howard Levy and more, celebrating CJP’s signature blend of the most creative qualities of jazz and classical music.