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Jennifer Northcut

Orchestra Musician


Jennifer Northcut has been a member of the Flute section of the DPO since 1995.

Jennifer began flute lessons at the age of 8. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland–Baltimore County in 1992 and a Master of Music Performance from Arizona State University in 1995.

She comes from a musical family; her mother was an opera singer and her grandmother a pianist. Jennifer has a private flute studio of 35 students. An early musical high came in 1993 when she was selected as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she had the experience of performing in the Center’s orchestra under the direction of Seiji Ozawa.

She met Tim Northcut, the DPO’s Principal Tuba, also in 1993 while at Arizona State and they were married in 1996. They have two children; Nick is a competitive baseball player and committed to play for Vanderbilt in 2018. Claire, a singer, has performed several times with the DPO.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys teaching, cooking, and watching her son and daughter perform.