Jennifer Jo is a flutist and educator based in Los Angeles.
Jennifer has 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 2016-17 Carnegie Mellon University School of Music Concerto Competition, which allowed her to appear as the concerto soloist and record a CD.
She also won top prizes in the 2022 Berkeley Piano Club Van Waynen Comp, 2021 New Jersey Flute Society Young Artist Comp, 2021 Florida Flute Association Young Artist Comp, 2016 National YoungArts Comp, the 2016 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Comp, Junior Bach Festival, and was a Finalist in the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.
She will be performing Reinecke Concerto as a soloist with the Southern California Philharmonic in 2022.
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 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. She has received summer fellowships to perform as Principal Flute in the John F. Kennedy Center, Tanglewood Seiji Ozawa Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and venues in Switzerland and France. She has also performed with the New York Flutists in Manhattan and is a substitute flutist with the New World Symphony.
Jennifer is currently a Master's of Music student in the studio of
at UCLA on a full-tuition scholarship, 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 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 also received the Carnegie Scholarship and Dingwall Foundation Scholarship for four years.
Jennifer will be pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance at UCLA 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 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.