Additional Instrument Info: piccolo
Jennifer King is the piccoloist of the Richmond (IN) Symphony and second flutist with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. She is the former piccoloist of the Bellevue (WA) Philharmonic, and has also performed with other groups such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Middletown Symphony, and Clermont Philharmonic. She has also performed with the Rising Stars Opera orchestra, Miami Whitewater and Sorg opera companies.
In competition, she has been a winner in the National Flute Association’s Orchestral Excerpt Competition, and has been a semifinalist in the Myrna Brown Competition three times. Twice she was the winner of the CCM Concerto Competition. As a soloist, she has been featured with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp and for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #4. Most recently, she was featured as flute and pennywhistle soloist with the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, for a Celtic themed program featuring Hamilton Harty’s In Ireland.
Beyond her performances, Ms. King serves as the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s personnel manager, a position she has held since 2004. She has also served the National Flute Association as Convention Marketing Assistant and co-founded a local flute club in Cincinnati with Dr. Bradley Garner. She maintains a studio of private students and teaches on the faculty of University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department as well as God’s Bible School and College.
She holds Bachelor and Master degrees in music performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Her major teachers have been Dr. Bradley Garner, George Hambrecht, Randy Bowman, Jack Wellbaum, Zart Domborian-Eby, and Ann Hambrecht. In addition, she has performed in masterclasses for Jeanne Baxtresser, Julius Baker, and Jill Felber.
She can be heard in recordings with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony.