Biography

Jess Hall Woodwind Specialist Brisbane Bio

Jess Hall is an energetic woodwind specialist, performing as a flautist, clarinettist, and saxophonist in a range of concerts across Brisbane and working as a private woodwind teacher

After achieving an Associate Diploma in flute performance in her home town of Toowoomba Jess moved to Brisbane to begin her studies at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU).

QLD Conservatorium Wind Orchestra. Jess Hall Music

Performing with QCGU Wind Orchestra

There she completed a Bachelor of Music in flute performance, studying with Virginia Taylor, renowned Australian flautist. While completing these studies Jess received the Victoria Chalmers Education Award and had the chance to perform a variety of music including chamber music, classical orchestral music,  premiers of new compositions, and performing in the band for musical theatre productions. Musical theatre has always been a passion for Jess and these shows inspired her to pursue woodwind doubling, taking up clarinet and saxophone. She learned these instruments in a Graduate Certificate program at QCGU, studying with  Paul Dean (clarinet) and Diana Tolmie (saxophone). After a year of learning she performed recitals on both instruments and received a Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.

Since graduating, Jess has kept her passion for performing and for musical theatre alive, working with various companies around Brisbane. She is a flautist for Cadenza Chamber Players, an emerging professional chamber ensemble. With this group she plays classical symphonies, operas, and musical theatre shows and concerts, with a highlight being performing as a soloist with the orchestra. In between these shows Jess uses her flute, clarinet and saxophone skills performing as a woodwind doubler with local musical theatre companies. She also enjoys putting on recitals to continue developing her skills and discovering new music.

Cadenza Chamber Players Concert

Soloist performance with Cadenza Chamber Players

Jess is an experienced woodwind teacher and loves to pass her skills on to the next generation of  musicians. She teaches private woodwind lessons at Westside Christian College and at her home studio. In these lessons she is passionate about creating a fun and encouraging  environment to help her students thrive.

Cadenza Chamber Players. Jess Hall Flute

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Lynch and Paterson Concert

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