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      About Suzanne Jennison

      Suzanne Jennison
      Suzanne Jennison
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Columbus, OH
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Oboe
      Education: D.M.A. in Oboe Performance, The Ohio State University (2020) A.M.S in Oboe Performance, Carnegie Mellon University (2017) M.M. in Oboe Performance, Carnegie Mellon University (2016) B.A. in Music, Miami University (2014)
      Performance Experience: Opera Project Columbus - “Die Fledermaus,” Principal (Jan. 2020) Opera Project Columbus - “Gran Gala,” E.H. (Sept. 2019) Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, E.H./Ob. (July 2019) New Albany Symphony Orchestra, E.H./Ob. (2018 - present) Central Ohio Symphony, Substitute E.H./Ob. (2018 - present) OSU Wind Symphony and Orchestra (2017 - 2020) CMU Philharmonic and Wind Ensemble (2014 - 2017) MUSO, Principal (2009 - 10, 2013 - 14) MU Opera, Principal (2009, 2011)
      Teaching Experience: Music Instructor at Music and Arts (January 2020 - present) Oboe Instructor at Grove City High School (January 2020 - present) Oboe Graduate Teaching Assistant at OSU (2018 - Spring 2020) OSU Double Reed Camp Mentor/Chamber Coach (June 2019) OSU Double Reed Honors Invitational Mentor (April 2018) OSU Middle School Honor Band Mentor (February 2018) Music Extension Division Oboe Instructor at Carnegie Mellon University (Spring 2017)

      Get to know Suzanne Jennison

      Suzanne Jennison is a professional oboist and music educator based in Columbus, Ohio.

      An active freelance performer, Suzanne Jennison has performed with many esteemed ensembles in the Central Ohio area. In addition to playing English horn as a member of the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, she has also performed with the Central Ohio Symphony, the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Project Columbus. Most notably, Suzanne Jennison served as Principal Oboe for the Opera Project Columbus production of "Die Fledermaus" in January of 2020.

      Her commitment to music has also enabled her to study and perform around the world, attending summer music festivals in Sweden and Austria. Her international expeditions include performances in Austria at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, as well as Esterházy Palace and the Church of Joseph Haydn in Eisenstadt.

      A graduate of The Ohio State University (D.M.A), and alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University (M.M., A.M.S.) and Miami University (B.A), Suzanne has been the recipient of many academic honors including two scholarships for musical achievement while studying at Miami University, a graduate assistantship and full-tuition fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Graduate Teaching Associateship at The Ohio State University where she graduated Summa cum laude.

      In addition to her love of performing, Suzanne is an enthusiastic music educator. Since completing her terminal degree in May of 2020, Suzanne has cultivated a substantial studio of students while serving as the Oboe Instructor at Music and Arts locations in Worthington, Reynoldsburg, and Hilliard, Ohio. Beginning her own oboe studies at the early age of nine, she firmly believes that musical study can encourage and motivate even the youngest minds to strive for excellence. She is devoted to inspiring confidence and passion in her students and colleagues, so that they are driven to reach their fullest potential.

      Suzanne has a passion for twentieth century and contemporary music, and strives to be an advocate for increasing the visibility of diverse composers and artists that are underrepresented in the musical canon —values which she instills in her students and also demonstrates in her own performances. Such performances include participating in a recording session of works exclusively written by women in March of 2019, and her recent recitals have included electronic works such as Phillip Bimstein’s "Half-Moon Over Checkerboard Mesa" (1997), as well as jazz-inspired works such as Alec Wilder’s "Piece for Oboe and Improvisatory Percussion" (1958), Bill Douglas’s “Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano” (2009), and Keith Jarrett’s “Adagio for Oboe and String Orchestra” (1994).

      Suzanne Jennison teaches at:
      178 Graceland Blvd
      Columbus, OH 43214
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