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Jennifer Houck

Violin

Jennifer Houck is from Middletown, Maryland. She began studying the violin at age 7 with Phyllis Freeman in Frederick, MD, and her collegial work with Dr. James Stern at the University of Maryland, where she graduated with her Bachelor's of Music in 2008. Jennifer also attended Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated with her Master's in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Andres Cardenes. Upon finishing her Master's degree, Jennifer was accepted into Carnegie Mellon University's Performance Residency Program, where she continued her studies with Mr. Cardenes. She has attended summer festivals at Encore, the Heifetz Institute, Meadowmount, the National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Eastern Music Festival. Outside of her primary teachers, she has had the opportunity to take lessons from teachers at other colleges and conservatories such as David Updegraff, Shirley Givens, David Salness, Marjorie Bagley, and Christopher Wu, and participated in master classes with Andrew Manze, Mimi Zweig, and Elizabeth Schultz. She performs with many groups and ensembles including Lucy Black Entertainment, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, and the Apollo Chamber Orchestra. Jennifer has been the Concertmaster of the Trinity Chamber Orchestra since 2015. She currently resides in Rockville, MD with her fianceé.