Jennifer began studying violin at age 3 with her father who was a violinist/violist and piano technician/rebuilder in Alberta, Canada. She was surrounded by classical music until the age of 12 when she moved to the States and found herself without a violin. From that moment on, she knew what she wanted to do with the rest of her life.
After receiving a B.M in Violin Performance and a M.A (studying with Stefan Petrescu) from Middle Tennessee State University, she discovered immense joy in playing viola, returning to school to study viola with Mrs. Sara Cote.
Though she has spent several summers working for various music festivals around the country (Blue Lake Michigan, Governor’s School for the Arts Tennessee, College Light Opera Company, Cape Cod…etc.) she now prefers the chamber music, orchestral engagements, and private teaching of local venues with friends and colleagues. Nashville has become her musical home.
Currently, Jennifer performs regularly with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, the Murfreesboro Symphony, Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, and (the most recent addition) the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been a guest artist in Dyersburg, TN. as a featured soloist with their orchestra and has performed a guest solo recital for their Community Arts Council Concert Series.
Being quite a homebody, when not working, she is usually curled up with a book and her cats, playing with art supplies, or experimenting with various songwriting/recording projects. Jennifer currently lives in Antioch, TN. with her husband and three cats.