Jennifer Jo is a flutist and educator based in Los Angeles.
Jennifer has recently won 1st Prize in the 2021 SoCal Philharmonic Concerto Competition and performed the Reinecke Concerto as their soloist, as well as 1st prizes in the 2019 San Francisco Flute Society Competition, 2019 South Carolina Flute Society Competition, 2020 Sacramento Flute Club Competition, and the 2016-17 Carnegie Mellon University School of Music Concerto Competition.
Jennifer made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall at the age of 16 after winning the American Protege International Concerto Competition. She has also won top prizes in the 2022 Berkeley Piano Club Competition, 2021 New Jersey Flute Society Young Artist Comp, 2021 Florida Flute Association Young Artist Comp, 2016 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Comp, 2016 National YoungArts Comp, Junior Bach Festival, and was a Finalist in the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.
As an active orchestral and chamber musician, she has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. She has received summer fellowships to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center, Tanglewood Seiji Ozawa Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, as well as venues in Switzerland, France, and Norway. She has also performed with the New York Flutists in Manhattan and is a substitute flutist with the New World Symphony.
Jennifer received her Master's of Music degree as a student of
at UCLA, where she was a Teaching Assistant for the Art of Listening course, Gluck Fellow, and Music Partnership Program instructor.
Jennifer received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Flute Performance and a minor in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she studied with Alberto Almarza and additionally, Jeanne Baxtresser (Former Principal Flutist of New York Philharmonic). She graduated with University and College Honors and received the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors award. She was a Carnegie Scholarship and Dingwall Foundation Scholarship recipient for four years.
Jennifer will be pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance at UCLA starting in the fall of 2022 and will be a Teaching Assistant for Woodwind Chamber Music.
Born in Seoul and raised in the SF Bay Area, Jennifer has studied extensively with Maria Tamburrino (Former Principal, San Jose Symphony). Additionally, she has performed in masterclasses abroad for Emmanuel Pahud, Philippe Bernold, Vincent Lucas, Julien Beaudiment, Emily Beynon, Lorna McGhee, and Michael Cox.
Jennifer is also an award-winning pianist. She passed the Certificate of Merit Advanced Level 10 with State Convention Honors and won prizes in the US Open Music Competition. As an accompanist, she has accompanied soloists, choirs, and musicals.