Jennifer performed at Central Scholarship’s 90th Anniversary Celebration earlier this month. Her music education began at age five when she received a sizable birthday present: a piano. After years of piano lessons, she picked up the viola – a string instrument tuned a fifth below the violin and an octave above the cello – and it was music to her ears!
She started her serious pursuit of a music career at age fifteen when she enrolled in the Interlochen Arts Academy. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Music in viola performance at the Eastman School of Music where she was an active participant in Music for All, a two-time winner of Eastman’s Chamber Music Honors Recital, and recipient of Eastman’s Excellence in Chamber Music Award. At New York University, she designed an individualized graduate program in Music Performance and Performing Arts Administration, concentrating on non-profit development and management while continuing solo, chamber, and orchestral performance as a principal violist.
With her Master’s in hand, Jennifer began her career in public relations, holding positions at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Jay K. Hoffman & Associates, and Christina Jensen PR. She currently manages social marketing campaigns using influencer outreach for eBay, WeightWatchers, and other brands. She plays in several New York City orchestras and maintains a private studio for piano instruction. Chamber music has remained her passion, prompting her to found Amara Strings, LLC, an event string quartet in demand throughout New York.