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Jennifer Jo is a flutist and educator based in Los Angeles.


Jennifer has mostly recently won 1st Prizes in the 2021 SoCal Philharmonic Concerto Competition, 2019 San Francisco Flute Society Competition, 2019 South Carolina Flute Society Competition, 2020 Sacramento Flute Club Competition, and the 2017 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 2021 New Jersey Flute Society Young Artist Competition, 2021 Florida Flute Association Young Artist Competition, 2016 National YoungArts Competition, the 2016 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Junior Bach Festival, and was a Finalist in the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She also competed in the Cluj Romania International Flute Competition. 

She will be performing Reinecke Concerto as a soloist with the Southern California Philharmonic in the spring of 2022.

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Jennifer made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall at the age of 16 after winning the American Protege International Concerto Competition. As an active orchestral and chamber musician, she has performed as Principal Flute in the John F. Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Music Hall, and venues in Switzerland and France. Jennifer is a member of the New York Flutists, a flute ensemble in Manhattan. During the summers, she received full-tuition fellowships to perform with the Talis Festival (Switzerland) and the National Symphony Orchestra SMI (Washington, DC). Additionally, she has performed at the International Académie d'Été de Nice (France), Voksenåsen Festival (Norway), and Domaine Forget (Canada).

Jennifer is currently a Master's of Music 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 on a full-scholarship fellowship, where she is a Teaching Assistant, 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 additional lessons with 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 also received the Carnegie Scholarship and Dingwall Foundation Scholarship for four years.

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 Emmanuel Pahud, Philippe Bernold, Vincent Lucas, Julien Beaudiment, Emily Beynon, Lorna McGhee, Michael Cox, and Tom Ottar Andreassen. 

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.

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