Jennifer Jo is currently a first-year Master's of Music degree student in the studio of Denis Bouriakov (Principal Flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Erin Bouriakov (Former Principal Flutist of Seoul Philharmonic) at UCLA as a graduate fellowship recipient.
Jennifer has most recently won 1st Prizes in the San Francisco Flute Society Competition, South Carolina Flute Society Competition, Sacramento Flute Club Competition, and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music Concerto Competition, which allowed her to appear as the concerto soloist and record a CD. She also won prizes in the National YoungArts Competition, the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Florida Flute Association Young Artist Competition, and was a Finalist in the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. In 2021, she was selected as quarterfinalist in the Cluj International Music Competition in Romania.
Jennifer made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 16. As an active orchestral and chamber musician, she has performed as Principal Flute in the John F. Kennedy Center, BSO's Tanglewood, Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Music Hall, Switzerland, and France. Jennifer is a member of the New York Flutists, a flute ensemble based in Manhattan. During the summers, she received full-scholarship fellowships to perform with the Talis Festival (Switzerland) and the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (Washington, DC). Additionally, she has performed at the International Académie d'Été de Nice (France), Voksenåsen Festival (Norway), and Domaine Forget (Canada).
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 was nominated into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. She was a four-year recipient of the merit-based Carnegie Scholarship and Dingwall Foundation Scholarship.
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 for world-renowned flutists, such as Emmanuel Pahud, Vincent Lucas, Julien Beaudiment, Emily Beynon, Lorna McGhee, Michael Cox, and Tom Ottar Andreassen.
Jennifer has also been playing the piano since she was 7 years old. 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.