This has been an exciting winter as Jessica recently became ABD (all-but-dissertation) and is beginning to interview composers for her dissertation project: Jazz Influence on Unaccompanied Horn Literature: A Guide to Performing Solo Works by Douglas Hill, David Amram, and Dana Wilson.
In October, Jessica played principal horn on Verdi's Requiem with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony.
In December, Jessica's students at Purdue University performed a horn quartet recital, featuring music by Bozza and Bruckner. Look below for photos of her Purdue students in recital and also the Illinois Wesleyan horn players preparing for a Wind Ensemble concert.
This past month Jessica visited three elementary and middle schools with the CUSO Brass Quintet to present the music of Stacy Garrop. She also performed on Sinfonia da Camera's recent concert, An Anniversary Celebration, celebrating the music of Leonard Bernstein. Check the calendar tab to catch a future performance!