M. Gunn was appointed to the position of piccolo of the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra by Daniel Barenboim in June 2005. Since joining the CSO, Jennifer has
also been involved in the orchestra’s MusicNOW
contemporary music series and is a coach for the Civic Orchestra. Gunn and has been a regular guest artist with
the Chicago Chamber Musicians and Chicago’s Music of the Baroque
Orchestra. Prior to joining the CSO, she
was the assistant principal flute of the Louisville Orchestra (KY) for the
2004/05 season and principal flute of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic (IN) from
2001 to 2004. She has also performed with various other orchestras including
the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati symphony orchestras.
made her debut as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in May 2008
playing Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major, RV 443. In April 2007, she was featured
as a soloist playing Shirish Korde’s Nesting
Cranes on the MusicNOW series. While
a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Jennifer was a featured soloist on
multiple occasions; she also has won several competitions including the
National Flute Association’s Piccolo Artist Competition in 2004.
Native of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, Gunn holds a bachelor of music degree from
Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she studied with Robert Langevin and
Rhian Kenny. Her other teachers have included George Pope and Mary Kay
Ferguson. Gunn is currently on the faculty of the Chicago College of Performing
Arts at Roosevelt University.
is married to Jonathan Gunn, a clarinetist with the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, and the couple splits their time between Cincinnati and Chicago.