My name is Jennifer, and I’m a professional flutist in Spokane, Washington. I spend my days teaching tomorrow's enthusiastic flutists and making music with my wonderful Spokane Symphony colleagues. I enjoy planning trips, being insanely organized, creating abstract art, and writing free verse poetry. When I’m not obsessed with flute, I have lots of fun exploring my city and the surrounding Inland Northwest. My wife Samantha and I like going on adventures with our dogs (Cato and Fiona), hiking the trails, snowshoeing on Mt. Spokane, cooking delicious food, watching TV, and hanging out with friends.
My Musical Journey
As a flutist, I strive to be sincere and engaging, and I’m dedicated to sharing music with communities of all shapes and sizes.
I am currently Third Flute with the Spokane Symphony. Prior to that, I briefly studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, where I took lessons in flute and Alexander Technique. This—combined with my knowledge of performance psychology—continues to have a major influence on my ideas regarding whole body awareness.
Throughout Spokane I often perform live music at various venues, including retirement communities, farmers’ markets, community music schools, dance studios, and music galleries. In the past, I have performed in masterclasses for renowned flutists such as William Bennett, Mimi Stillman, Amy Porter, Angeleita Floyd, Jill Felber, Claudia Anderson, Marianne Gedigian, and Alison Brown-Sincoff. Back in 2014, I won the National Flute Association’s Masterclass Competition and, in 2015, the Boise State University Concerto Competition.
I received my Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Boise State University under Dr. Nicole Molumby, Associate Professor of Flute. I received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in Denver, Colorado under Pamela Endsley, retired Professor of Flute and former Principal Flute of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. My previous instructors include Jeffrey Barker, Barbara Gisler-Haase, and Sandra Moore Wacha.
Teaching is an integral part of my professional life. I have over 13 years of teaching experience, and many of my students win spots in regional honor bands, All-State ensembles, and youth symphonies, and make first chair in their school band. I design my own curriculum and dedicate my energy to building a thriving private flute studio community in Spokane.