Jennifer Tobin is a graduate student in flute performance at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, where she studies with Carolyn Christie, performs with the McGill Symphony Orchestra, holds a Teaching Assistantship in instrumental conducting, and spearheaded the university’s inaugural Flute Day. Prior to her graduate studies, Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s degree in music education with a concentration in flute performance from The College of New Jersey, where she graduated valedictorian in 2014 and studied with David DiGiacobbe. While at TCNJ, she was the principal flutist of the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Woodwind Quintet for three years. Together with these ensembles, she performed around the eastern United States, including the Czech Center in New York City and the 2013 College Band Directors National Association conference in Boston. She was a flutist and piccoloist with the Eastern Wind Symphony, a premier wind ensemble of the New York metropolitan area based in Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University. Jennifer’s performances with the Eastern Wind Symphony include collaborations with internationally-acclaimed artists such as Alan Baer and Allen Vizzutti, as well as a featured performance at the 2015 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. She has also appeared with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Additional master classes and studies have brought her to Carnegie Mellon University, Eastman School of Music, Orford Academy in Quebec, and the Conservatoire Paul Dukas in Paris.
A devoted pedagogue and advocate for the arts, Jennifer was a full-time middle school band director in Edison, New Jersey, a nationally-acclaimed district for music education. She also taught at the annual Westminster Flute Camp held at Westminster Choir College in Princeton alongside Gerald Carey, former president of the National Flute Association. In January of 2020, Jennifer co-organized and taught at a flute festival in Santiago, Chile, completing fieldwork as one of 45 international cohort members of the Global Leaders Program, which aims to use music as a means of social change. In May of 2020, Jennifer will graduate both with a master’s degree in Flute Performance from McGill University and an executive graduate certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural Agency, Policy Leadership, Teaching Artistry, and Organizational Management from the Global Leaders Program. Jennifer maintains an active private flute studio and freelance teaches at any opportunity.