University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music welcomes Jennifer Cho as our artist in residence for fall 2021. She will bring her versatility and warmth to Pacific while sharing her extensive knowledge and experience.
University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music welcomes Jennifer Cho as our artist in residence in fall 2021. She will work with Pacific students while Dr. Ann Miller takes a temporary leave this fall.
“I'm grateful that our violin students will have the opportunity to work with Jennifer Cho,” said Miller. “She will bring her versatility and warmth to Pacific while sharing her extensive knowledge.”
Born in Glendale, California, Jennifer Cho attended the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences before moving to the Juilliard School where she studied with Stephen Clapp and Robert Mann. For her graduate studies, she was chosen by the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to be a Graduate Scholar. The JKC foundation financially supported her studies until she graduated with a Master's Degree in 2008.
Jennifer moved to the Bay Area when she joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in 2011. In 2017 she was appointed Concertmaster of the California Symphony by Donato Cabrera and has been lauded as bringing "eloquently shaped violin solos." — Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle. Jennifer has been invited to be guest concertmaster at the Reno Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Mendocino Music Festival, Sarasota Opera, Merola Opera, New Hampshire Music Festival, and Skywalker Sundance Orchestra. She has also performed with the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, and New Century Chamber Orchestra.
When not performing music, Jennifer lives in Petaluma, California with her husband and son. She is an avid organic gardener and has been passionate about creating a food forest landscape in her front and backyard.