Jessica Smith

Jessica S.

Chicago, IL

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Jessica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2009

Clarinetist Jessica S. is on a mission: to connect communities through music and the experience of live performance. Through regularly performing with the ensemble she has co-founded, Chicago Symphonic Winds, Jessica has been actively engaged in educational outreach and promoting wind music. She has also been a competition winner and featured artist with numerous organizations, including but not limited to, the Musicians Club of Women (awarded the Jerome and Elaine Nerenburg Scholarship), the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Rowan University’s Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and the National Society of Arts and Letters.

Jessica’s primary instructors include Stephen Williamson, Rié Suzuki, and Larry Combs. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was awarded the W. Clark Pfleeger Medallion for Musical Excellence with her Bachelors Degree in Performance from Rowan University, and recently completed her Master’s degree from DePaul University.

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Experience

Clarinet Instructor
Jan 2007 - Aug 2013
Private Studio

Taught privately throughout the southern New Jersey area.

Clarinet Instructor
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Rowan University Prep School

Instructed clarinet students within the preparatory school.

Music Theory Tutor
Sep 2011 - May 2013
Rowan University

Assisted students with theory I - III

Education

Master of Music in Music Performance
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
DePaul University
Bachelor of Music in Music Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Rowan University

Awards

Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship
Mar 2015
Musicians Club of Women
Central Illinois Competition
Apr 2014
National Society of Arts and Letters
W. Clark Pfleeger Medallion for Musical Excellence
May 2013
Rowan University Performing Arts Department
Soloist Competition
Jun 2011
Northern Lights Music Festival
Pearl and Julius Young Music Competition
May 2011
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
Concerto Competition
Feb 2011
Rowan University

Affiliations

International Clarinet Association
Jan 2012

The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

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