Dr. Jessica Warren is an oboist on the East Coast, performing with ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Virginia Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 and 2018, she performed as an oboe fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. She has also been a semi-finalist with the New World Symphony, and was an Associate Member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. In previous summers, she performed as a member of the Castleton Festival Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Brevard Music Center.
As a teacher, she has worked with advanced high school and college oboists at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University, in addition to frequent guest teaching and masterclasses at the college level. She is a gouging machine repair specialist for Harvard Double Reeds, and currently serves as the News of Interest Coordinator for The Double Reed, the journal of the International Double Reed Society.
Her dissertation, "Significant Learning as Reedmaking Pedagogy", evaluated and reimagined collegiate reedmaking curricula. She also regularly presents lectures and masterclasses in the area of mindfulness in reedmaking and practicing.
Dr. Warren recently earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying under John Ferrillo. She was a student of Linda Strommen at Indiana University, where she received a Performer Diploma and Master of Music degree, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ohio State University, where she studied with Robert Sorton. She currently lives, performs, and teaches in Washington, D.C.