Jennifer Nelson is currently the Principal Clarinetist with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Auburn Symphony Orchestras. She also has a very active freelance career, including playing extra clarinet and saxophone with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera, Broadway-style shows at the Fifth Avenue and Paramount Theaters, and she also records for television, motion pictures, and video game scores. 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 the University of Southern California, and completed 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.”