Jess Hall is an energetic woodwind performer, with a passion for musical theatre and for teaching the next generation of Brisbane musicians. She completed her Bachelor of Music in flute performance at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) in 2018, and has since been performing as a flautist and developing her skills in clarinet and saxophone.
After achieving an Associate of Music diploma for flute in year 12, Jess went on to prove her commitment and determination at university, where she received the Victoria Chalmers Education Award in her first year. Learning from Virginia Taylor, renowned Australian flautist, was incredibly valuable for her development as a musician during her studies. Performing with the university ensembles, Jess has had experience playing chamber music, classical orchestral music, and premiering new compositions with the wind orchestra. As well as this, she performed with the musical theatre students to present West Side Story in 2017 and Company in 2018; both of which were particularly exciting because of Jess’s strong passion for this genre of music.
Jess’s love of musical theatre inspired her to pursue clarinet and saxophone, and in 2019 she began by studying a Graduate Certificate in performance at QCGU where she learned from Paul Dean (clarinet) and Diana Tolmie (saxophone). Jess was proud to perform recitals on both instruments at the end of the year, and her achievements were recognised with a Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.
Further afield, Jess enjoys performing with both professional ensembles and within the community. Cadenza Chamber Players is an emerging professional chamber orchestra, with whom Jess performs a wide range of music as a flautist and has featured as a soloist. She performs with Savoyards, a local theatre company, and is a member of the Brisbane Citizens Concert Band as a saxophonist. Jess is excited about these opportunities as she works towards becoming a versatile woodwind performer.
With experience teaching flute, clarinet and saxophone, Jess loves to pass on her skills to the next generation of musicians. During lessons she creates a fun and encouraging environment to help her students achieve their goals.
With the motivation to work hard, Jess is always willing to put in the extra effort to achieve her best. In between the times where she is studying, playing in ensembles, or teaching, she enjoys getting lost in a good book or puzzle.
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