Flutist and Artistic Director Jennie Brown is a compelling performer whose artistry and versatility span a broad range of styles in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. Brown performs regularly in the Chicago area and has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. She can also be heard on Innova, Navona, and Albany Records.
Brown has performed in Music Festivals at Aspen, the Music Academy of the West, and Norfolk. Jennie has also performed and served at National Flute Association Annual Conventions in San Diego, Anaheim, Las Vegas, and Chicago. With a commitment to bringing music to under-served communities, Brown traveled to Mississippi and Louisiana as a member of the Chicago New Arts Trio to perform and hold residencies in schools including the Piney Woods School and French Camp Academy.
Brown received her Doctor and Master of Music degrees and Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where she held teaching assistantships in both Flute Performance and Music History. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her high school degree from the Interlochen Arts Academy. Brown is grateful to her previous teachers and especially considers her work with flutists Bonita Boyd and Walfrid Kujala to be among the most influential experiences of her life. Brown is a faculty member at the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College, a faculty member at the Music Department at Elmhurst College, and the director of the Credo Flute and Elmhurst College Summer Academy. She lives in Elmhurst with her husband Steve, sons Cameron and Nathan, and their Boston Terrier Oliver. Please visit: www.JennieBrownFlute.com
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