Jennifer Kennedy

Jennifer K.

Lake Katrine, NY
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Jennifer delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2011

I have had the joy of performing with orchestras in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including performances with the Music School Festival Orchestra at Chautauqua Institution, the opera orchestra for the Franco-American Vocal Academy (FAVA) in Périgueux, France, the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra in Arkansas, the Pacific Regional International Music Summer Academy (PRISMA) Philharmonic in Vancouver, and the Glendale Youth Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. I have also played in pit orchestras for musicals and operas including My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and La Belle Hélène.
As a soloist, I won the Texas Flute Society Collegiate Masterclass Competition, second place at the Young Artist Competition for the Atlanta Flute Club, third place at the Oklahoma Flute Society Masterclass Competition, and was a finalist at PRISMA's Concerto Competition. During high school, I frequently competed in regional competitions under the guidance of Francine Ross Pancost. I received gold and silver medals at the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, second place at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, and superior ratings at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association solo competitions.
I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas (UNT), where I studied with Professor Terri Sundberg. I completed my Master of Music degree at Stony Brook University, with concertizing flutist Carol Wincenc. My other mentors include notable flutists including Jim Walker, Dr. James Scott, Dr. Elizabeth McNutt, and Dr. Mary Karen Clardy.
I am now an active free-lance flutist and instructor in the Kingston area.

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Experience

Flute Instructor
Jan 2011 - Present
Jennifer Kennedy Flute Studio

I have been teaching private flute lessons for seven years. As a high school student, I taught private lessons for beginners and coached my high school contemporaries as the flute section leader in our marching/concert band. During one summer, I was employed as a coach for an adult flute choir program through the Los Angeles Music Center, which concluded with a concert at the Disney Concert Hall. This program was designed for people who wanted to relearn how to play the flute after years away from their instruments. After the program ended, its director founded another flute choir, which several of the members joined. I participated in this flute choir, and continued to coach the members, for several years.

While pursuing my BM at the University of North Texas, I taught private lessons at the Kennedale Independent School District campuses, where I worked with students ranging from 10 to 17 years old. I assisted these students in preparing for local competitions, placement playing tests, and for their college auditions. I also coached several of my colleagues at UNT for chamber music performances, solo competitions, audition tapes, and professional auditions. During my MM at Stony Brook University, I coached my colleagues who are pursuing DMA's, and taught an adult student working toward returning to school for a degree in music.

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Flute Instructor
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Kennedale Independent School District

I taught students ranging from 9 to 17 years old. I prepared them for local competitions, college auditions, placement seating tests, and more. My students went on to regional competitions and had a lot of fun learning new music in lessons with me.

Education

Master of Music, Flute Performance
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Stony Brook University
Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016
University of North Texas

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2nd Place Winner
Feb 2014
Atlanta Flute Club
3rd Place Winner
Dec 2013
Oklahoma Flute Society
Concerto Competition Finalist
Jun 2013
Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA)

Affiliations

Pi Kappa Lambda
Apr 2015

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

Mu Phi Epsilon
Apr 2013

Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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Photos & Videos

This is a live recording from my senior recital at the University of North Texas in 2016. I am performing Ballade by Carl Reinecke.
This photo was taken while I attended the Chautauqua Institution orchestra festival.

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This photo was taken while I attended the Chautauqua Institution orchestra festival.
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Joanne Feb 3, 2018
Flute · In studio

I have listened to Jennifer as she gave flute lessons to several young beginning students. I observed that she truly cares about her students and invests herself in their progress. She has a creative teaching style, always coming up with new ways to approach the challenges of each individual student. She spends time to discover the students’ goals and structures their lesson plans accordingly. Jennifer is also a good communicator with the parents of younger students, making sure they are informed and inviting them to observe lessons if they wish. I’m sure you’ll find her a delight to work with.

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