J. Crosby Music

    1502 Pitner Ave                                  
    Evanston, IL 60201

    jcrosbymusic.com • 847-615-2712
Having performed her orchestral debut at the age of 16, playing
assistant principal horn in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.
1 with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Crosby has gone
on to become one of the up and coming performers and teachers in
the horn world.  Also at 16, she began studies with Dale Clevenger at
the Marrowstone Music Festival and then went on to study with him
and other members of the Chicago Symphony on a regular basis in
2002 after completing her Undergraduate Degree at the University of
Northern Colorado.  After that she began studies at Northwestern
University in both Historical and Systematic Musicology and
graduated with a Masters of Music Degree in 2006.  

Currently a freelance musician in Chicagoland, Jennifer lives in
Evanston with her husband  John, who is a composer.  She enjoys
teaching a large studio, playing at various venues, including the
Chicago Horn Quartet, conducting ensembles, as well as continual
attempts at lake surfing.  Still a big fan of Northwestern, you can find
Jennifer about campus on most days, where she loves to take
advantage of the academic and performance happenings.   

Ms. Crosby has performed with many orchestras and chamber music
ensembles across the United States, including the Denver
Philharmonic Orchestra and also at the Kennedy Center as student
fellowship with the National Symphony Orchestra.  During her
studies in Chicagoland she performed with many ensembles including
performing as Principal Horn of the Classical Symphony Orchestra
and also Principal Horn for the Northwestern Summer Festival
Orchestra.  Her solo appearances include concerto performances
with the Loveland Chamber Orchestra, Waukegan Symphony
Orchestra, and the Northwest Chicago Symphony Orchestra.    

As a contributing member to the academy, she has been active in
Historical and Systematic Musicology.  Her historical research
centers on the life and times of prolific Parisian horn performer,
teacher, composer, Jacques François Gallay, 1795-1864.  Research
includes original scholarship to account for his life and works.  Her
research in systematic musicology was in conjunction with Dr. David
M. Steinhorn M.D. of the Northwestern University Medical School in
Regional Practical Anatomy & Applied Experimental Physiology Of
The Use Of The Larynx In Horn Playing.  Academic affiliations have
included the International Horn Society, American Musicological
Society, Historic Brass Society, and the College Music Society.
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