About

A sought-after orchestral and chamber musician, Dr. Jennifer Stevenson has performed with Orchestra X, the Woodlands Symphony, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, the Classical Symphony Orchestra, the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, the Definiens Project, the Orion Winds, and is a founding member of The Vientos Trio.  Her compositions have been premiered at the Chicago Civic Center as part of the New Artists in Chicago Festival, the International Clarinet Association’s convention in Ostend, Belgium, and at the 2009 Fresno New Music Festival.  Jennifer is also a multiple recipient of Meet the Composer’s Creative Connections grant and received an American Composers Forum SUBITO Grant through the San Francisco and Los Angeles chapters.  A CD of her Musical Adventures, musical stories for children, was recently released through Tessella Music.  She has also made multiple appearances performing and speaking about music on Classical KUHF Houston and Iowa Public Radio.
 
Jennifer has passion for music education and outreach, and currently works to design innovative music programming as part of the University of Southern California’s Residential Education program.  Founder of the Parkside Piano Program, Jennifer teaches composition, theory, improvisation and piano skills, as well as a course in paraprofessional counseling at USC.  Jennifer is also currently on faculty at the American Festival for the Arts.  Additionally, Jennifer is the Education and Outreach Manager of The Definiens Project.
 
Jennifer received her BM from DePaul University where she studied with Larry Combs, principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and her MM from Rice University, where she studied with Dr. Michael Webster. She received her Doctorate from University of Southern California, where she studied with Yehuda Gilad. Jennifer has performed at masterclasses with such great artists as John Adams, Alfred Prinz, Eddie Daniels (jazz clarinet), John Bruce Yeh, David Howard, David Peck and Mitchel Lurie.