Jessica Phipps - Woodwinds
Jessica Phipps holds her BA in Clarinet Performance and an MA in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music.
Most recently, a freelance clarinetist in South Florida, Jessicaâ€™s engagements include the Florida Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Miami City Ballet, Symphony of the Americas, Florida Sunshine Pops Orchestra
, Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera
, Wind Symphony of Florida
, and The Klezmer Company
She is also the founding member and director of the Bel Canto Music Ensemble.
In addition to her performing career, Jessica is a strong advocate for music education.
An elementary and middle school band director for eight years, Jessica
received several grant awards including Chase Active Learning, Mr. Hollandâ€™s Opus Foundation, and the Broward Cultural Arts Grant
which all focused on providing musical opportunities for disadvantaged and/or at-risk children.
was also a panelist at the Music Educators National Conference in New York City in 1999 and was published inAudea (GIA Publications) with an article titled Bach, Beethoven and Me: Composition in the Band Room.
Jessica has also been an adjunct instructor in music education for Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Atlantic University