Jessica Myers is a versatile oboe and English horn player. She has thrived on a diverse range of fulfilling chamber music, freelance, and educational experiences. Highlights include playing at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully, Hilbert Circle Theatre, Kauffman Center for the Arts, Romero Britto Art Gallery, and the Palladium. Jessica has performed with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, the Mannes Orchestra, and participated in the IMANI Winds Chamber Music festival. Furthermore, she has had the pleasure of integrating into many pit orchestras such as the Butler Ballet, Mannes Opera, Vocal Productions NYC, the Florida Grand Opera, and the Maltz Theatre Pit Orchestra.
During her time in New York City, she was an active member of the International House Community and served her fellow residents as an Artist-In-Residence and as a Resident Fellow. In this post Ms. Meyer’s strengthened skills of empathy and the social and academic integration of an internationally diverse group of students.
Ms. Myers devotes a great amount of time into her passion of education to both oboists and double reed players alike. She has had the pleasure of teaching young oboists at the Butler Summer Oboe Camp, Butler Community Arts School, and Meridian Music in Indianapolis, Indiana. She took bassoon lessons with Dr. Keith Sweger at Ball State University and has worked as a double reed educator at the South Madison School Corporation and Music for the Sake of Music.
Musical research has always been an interested of Jessica’s. She was selected for the Butler Sume Research Institute, where her research was then presented at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference. Since then she has presented on the work of Thea Musgrave’s Niobe at the Music by Women Festival in Mississippi, and has had a double reed education blog publication on the National Association for Music Educators website.
Currently Ms. Myers is in pursuit of her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Florida studying with Professor Robert Weiner. She is the oboe studio teaching assistant, Henry Mancini Fellow, and a member of the KHAOS Wind Quintet.
KHAOS Wind Quintet is a diverse group of virtuosic female performers that are committed to supporting new music, captivating transcriptions, and meaningful community engagement. Founded at the University of Miami, KHAOS was mentored by prolific composer Valerie Coleman, who is a founding IMANI Winds member and a continuously rising composer with a nationwide reputation.
Jessica’s private teachers include Sherry Sylar, Robert Weiner, Dr. Lisa Kozenko, Jennifer Christen, and Malcolm W. Smith. She obtained her bachelor’s in music performance with a minor in psychology from Butler University, master’s in music performance from the Mannes College of Music, Artist Diploma from Ball State University, and is pursuing her doctorate in music performance from the Frost School of Music.