Jennifer Son

2017 Round Top Music Festival

Jennifer Son
Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Canadian-American cellist Jennifer Son has performed in venues in various Canadian provinces, the U.S.A., Korea, and India. She enjoys teaching and has visions to travel to parts of the world where Western classical music education is limited and share her passions there. She has recently been invited as resident artist to music festivals such as Con Brio in Bombay, India where she was given the opportunity to collaborate and teach with artists from around the world. As a Young Artist in Residence at the 2016 Steamboat Springs Music Festival, Son performed with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra. Son has participated in quartet seminars with the St. Lawrence String Quartet at Stanford University, the Aldot Parisot Cello Festival, the Banff Center Cello Festival, the Cello Symposium in Sitka, Alaska, and many more. She also represented British Columbia with her chamber ensemble and won various awards and prizes at the Canadian Nationals Music Competition. Son has served as faculty and music instructor at the Cleveland School of the Arts, Cuyahoga Community College, as well as Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Son is an alumna of the prestigious Vancouver Academy of Music where she began her cello studies with Audrey Nodwell at the age of six. Son received her Bachelors of Music at the Chicago College of Performing Arts with their top scholarship award and completed both her Masters of Music degrees in cello performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Son is currently a section member of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the tutelage of Professor Gregory Beaver. She is Hixson-Lied Fellow as well as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the chamber music program. Her primary teachers include Dr. Tanya L. Carey and Dr. Melissa Kraut.