Jennifer Nelson is currently Principal Clarinet with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Auburn Symphony Orchestras. She also has a very active freelance career, including playing Broadway-style shows at the Fifth Avenue and Paramount Theaters, an extra with the Seattle Symphony and Opera Orchestras, and records for various television and motion picture scores; she is also Lecturer in Clarinet at the University of Washington, and maintains a very busy private teaching studio in her north Seattle home. Ms. Nelson has also traveled throughout the United States with the national touring companies of Phantom of the Opera and New York City Opera. In addition to her stateside concerts, Ms. Nelson's orchestral and recital performances have also taken her to Mexico, Japan, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Honduras, and most recently, India.
Ms. Nelson received her BM Performance (Instrumental) from University of Southern California, and did some graduate work at Temple University.
"I am honored to be a member of the Puget Sound community," says Nelson. "I feel very privileged to work with so many bright, talented, and kind students, staff, and faculty.”