Jennie Brown embraces an entrepreneurial spirit in her career. As an Innova Recording Artist, she released her debut solo CD The Music of Joseph Schwantner in 2015, described as "Superlative performances" by Christian Carey of Sequenza 21, and "Firm technique and clear soaring sound,... plays with conviction and joy!" by Barbara Siesel of the Fluteview. As Artistic Director and flutist with Picosa, Brown and her colleagues launched their second concert season at Gottlieb Hall, PianoForte Chicago, and the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. Brown has performed with numerous local orchestras and in music festivals including Aspen, the Music Academy of the West, and Norfolk.
Dr. Brown has served on faculty at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music since 2002 and at Elmhurst College since 2013. Brown launched and serves as director at Credo Flute where she teaches with flutists Bonita Boyd and Gary Woodward, http://www.credo-music.org/credo-flute/. Brown has performed and served in five National Flute Association annual conventions and was a featured solo performer in the Chicago Flute Club Silver (25th) Anniversary Celebration Concert alongside elite flutists from major symphony orchestras and universities. She has recently published articles in the National Flute Association’s Flutist Quarterly, “Collaborative Play: Flutists/Composer Commissions” featuring composers Huw Watkins, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Behzad Ranjbaran; in Flute Talk, “An Interview with Shulamit Ran”; and in Chicago Flute Club's Pipeline Magazine, "Composer at Work: An Interview with American Composer Joseph Schwantner". She graduated from the Eastman School of Music (DMA, MM, Performers Certificate), Northwestern University (BM) and the Interlochen Arts Academy (HS).
Please visit:www.JennieBrownFlute.com and www.PicosaMusic.com.