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Jessica Phillips won her position of Second Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2001. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Music. While at Barnard, she was accepted into the joint lesson program at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under Ricardo Morales.  Throughout her career she has appeared as Guest Principal Clarinet with the Chicago Symphony, as well as performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, All Star Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Festival, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Ballet Theater, Santa Fe Opera, St. Bart’s Music Festival, and the American Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Jessica has performed at Carnegie Hall numerous times with the MET Chamber Ensemble, Mainly Mozart, Orchestra of St. Luke’s chamber music series, at the Kingston Chamber Music Festival.

She has performed in recital at the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, Lisbon International Clarinet Meeting, International Woodwind Festival, Peabody Conservatory, International Clarinet Association’s ClarFest in Japan and Canada, and appeared as a featured soloist with the Lincoln Symphony at the Nebraska. She can be heard on numerous “Live From Lincoln Center” performances with the Grammy award-winning Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Emmy award-winning PBS broadcasts with The All Star Orchestra.

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