FLUTE & SITE MANAGER
An adventurous flutist hailed for her “versatility and depth of understanding” (Composer Eva Kendrick), Jessica Sherer has earned a reputation for taking on many unique and varied musical projects. An avid supporter of new music, Jessica has commissioned and premiered works from many composers including Richard Francis, Eva Kendrick, Richard Applin, Michael Daughterty and Ladislav Kubik. She has also performed with Longitude, the new music ensemble at the Longy School of Music, and the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble, in residence at Berklee College of Music. Her recent performance of David Liebermann’s Anigraphical Etude #9, a live performance video game for flute, earned accolades at Georgia Tech’s FutureMedia Fest.
Jessica has performed with numerous orchestras including the New World, Columbia, and Northwest Florida Symphonies and the Boston Civic Orchestra, and plays principal flute on the new recording of the orchestral works of Ellen Taaffe Zwillich, recently released on the Naxos label. Her commitment to community activism has led her to co-find and direct Classical Revolution ATL, an organization which brings chamber music to nontraditional venues, and to run a scholarship program in her own private studio for talented young flutists with financial need.
Highly sought after for her innovative and imaginative teaching style, Jessica has combined her own experience with elements of Alexander, Feldenkrais, Body Mapping, Dalcroze, and Gordon Institute research, to develop a unique method for holistic and efficient learning. Her students have consistently won competition prizes, superior ratings at festivals, and positions in prominent youth orchestras and all-state ensembles. Her students at Florida State University routinely earned principal positions in all undergraduate ensembles.
Jessica holds a B.M. from Boston University, a M.M. from the Longy School of Music, and is currently a D.M. candidate at Florida State University. She has also studied at the Brevard and Bowdoin music festivals. Her principal teachers include Robert Willoughby, Eva Amsler, Laura Gilbert, Marianne Gedigian, and Elizabeth Goode.
Please visit Jessica’s website at www.jessicasherer.com.