Instrument: cello, Suzuki cello
Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2017
Jennifer Carpenter is an active performing cellist and teacher in Rochester, New York, where she is a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Natasha Brofsky. While earning her master's degree, she completed the Suzuki teacher training course at The School For Strings in New York City. Carpenter has enjoyed teaching cello students of all ages for many years in a variety of settings, including her private studio, Juilliard Pre-College, Kneisel Hall Program for Maine Students, and the Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute.
Carpenter began cello studies at age 4 in the Suzuki program. While growing up she studied with Eric Kim, Ellen Shertzer, and Pansy Chang. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Darrett Adkins. An avid chamber musician, she has attended The Perlman Music Program, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Castleman Quartet Program. During summers she has also attended Orford Musique and Aspen Music Festival.
As an enthusiast of historical performance, she studied baroque cello at Juilliard with Phoebe Carrai, as well as viola da gamba and baroque cello with Cathy Meints at Oberlin, where she performed with Oberlin Baroque Orchestra.
More About Jennifer Carpenter
Hometown: Liberty Township, OH
When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: Reading, jogging, at Wegmans, or practicing!