Currently a freelance musician in Chicagoland, Jennifer Crosby is a new vibrant face on Chicago’s conducting scene. Creating opportunities for music making and enriching musical artistic experiences for persons in her community is a great passion for Jennifer. Originally from Montana, Jennifer studied both instrumental performance and conducting at a young age, including studying at the Kennedy Center in their summer student program. After that she continued her education at the University of Northern Colorado, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree. Then in 2002 she moved to Chicagoland and studied music with members of the Chicago Symphony, and then continued her education at Northwestern
University and graduated with a Master of Music Degree is 2006. She has enjoyed conducting many ensembles including groups at DePaul University, University of Great Falls, and Chicago’s Silhouette Players Musical Theater Productions.
She has studied with many national conductors including, Dr. Robert Hasty, Associate Director of Orchestras, Northwestern University, Elizabeth Schulze, National Symphony Orchestra, Associate Conductor and is a current student of James Setapen. Jennifer lives in Evanston with her husband John and their son Baby John along with their Landseer Newfoundland, Sparkie. When she is not enjoying teaching or performing music, you can sometimes catch her at the beach enjoying failed attempts at lake surfing.