Jennifer Brown, trumpet
Jennifer Brown enjoys an active career balancing her love of performing and teaching. She is currently the principal trumpet of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, second trumpet of the Heartland Festival Orchestra and Danville Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of Transit Brass and performs regularly with the Illinois Consortium Quintet. She has performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, Lexington Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and The Prairie Ensemble. Before moving to central Illinois, she played soprano cornet with the Lexington Brass Band and was a member of the Victory Brass Quintet in Lexington, Kentucky.
Jennifer is on faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois and Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. She teaches applied trumpet, brass chamber music and music theory. She also maintains a private studio of younger students, teaching all ages and abilities.
She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master of Music from the University of Kentucky and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her former teachers include Michael Sachs, Ronald Romm, Robert Sullivan, James Darling, Charles Daval, Mark Clodfelter and Vincent DiMartino.