Jennifer Woodrum, clarinet

Jennifer Woodrum, born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago , maintains a busy schedule playing and teaching clarinet throughout Illinois . Jennifer holds a bachelors and masters degree from Northwestern University , where she studied with Russell Dagon. Her other principal teachers have included Aris Chavez and Leslie Grimm. Ms. Woodrum holds many awards from local competitions including, the Evanston Music Club, the Farwell award from the Chicago Musicians’ Club of Women, the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, and the American Opera Society. Jennifer has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Rockford Symphony. She has performed with the Elgin Symphony, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony, and the Grant Park Symphony. Over the years, solo competition awards have kept Jennifer very active as a recital artist, doing several recitals a year in Chicago and surrounding areas. Jennifer is the proud parent of a pit bull pointer mix, named after one of her favorite vocalists, Miss Peggy Lee. When not involved in clarinet activites, you’ll probably find Jennifer at the Evanston Pooch Park or singing karaoke at the nearest karaoke bar.