Jennifer Jo is a flutist and educator based in Los Angeles. She is pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance at UCLA with Denis and Erin Bouriakov and is a Teaching Assistant for Woodwind Chamber Music. Jennifer is a Haynes Young Artist and plays on a custom 14k gold Haynes flute.
Jennifer has recently won 1st Prize in the 2021 Southern California 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 performed at Carnegie 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 Winds and Brass Competition, 2021 Florida Flute Association Young Artist Comp, 2021 New Jersey Flute Society Young Artist Comp, 2016 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Comp, 2016 National YoungArts Comp, and the Junior Bach Festival.
As an active orchestral and chamber musician, Jennifer has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on flute and piccolo at the Walt Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, Ludovic Morlot, Lina González-Granados, Jahja Ling, and Itzhak Perlman. Most notably, she performed the Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 and Scheherazade on Piccolo with the LA Phil. During the summers, she has performed in festivals at the John F. Kennedy Center and Tanglewood Seiji Ozawa Hall, as well as festivals abroad in Switzerland, France, Norway, and Canada. Currently, Jennifer is the Piccolo Fellow with the American Youth Symphony, a fellowship orchestra based in LA. 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
Denis and Erin Bouriakov at UCLA, where she was a Teaching Assistant for the Art of Listening course, Gluck Fellow, and Music Partnership Program instructor. As a Doctoral student, she is a Gluck Fellow and Music Partnership Program fellow, while helping manage the Music Partnership Program.
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 both University and College Honors and received the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors award. She was also a merit-based Carnegie Scholarship and Dingwall Foundation Scholarship recipient for four years.
Born in Seoul and raised in the SF Bay Area, Jennifer studied 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 with State Convention Honors and won prizes in the US Open Music Competition. As an accompanist, she has accompanied soloists, choirs, and musicals.