Jennifer Larson, horn, can be seen performing with numerous orchestras throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. She is a sought-after chamber musician and performs regularly in regional opera and musical theater productions. From 2000 to 2005, Ms. Larson was a member of the Illinois Symphony, regularly serving as second horn.
As a founding member of the Barossa Quintet, she has performed in Chicago’s Music in the Loft chamber music series and WFMT’s Dame Myra Hess series broadcast live from the Chicago Cultural Center. She has made educational presentations through the International Music Foundation and the Ravinia Festival and has been seen in recitals at Northwestern University and at Ravinia Festival’s Bennett Gordon Hall among many other Midwest and New England venues. While in Chicago, she performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Symphonies of Elgin (IL), South Bend (IN), and Ft. Wayne (IN), as well as a variety of ensembles throughout the Midwest. Jennifer has performed with the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, and the National Repertory Orchestra.
She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Horn Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music in French Horn Performance from Northwestern University. Previously, Jennifer has served on the music faculties of Elmhurst College, Elgin Community College, and the Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago. In addition to her time at PSU, she also teaches at the Manchester Community Music School.