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Jessica Sibelman is a composer and clarinetist who has performed and has had her works performed throughout the east coast at venues including New York's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer and Alice Tully Halls, CAMI Hall, Symphony Space, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, and The Boston Symphony Orchestra Cafe.
In 2004, Jessica began her clarinet performance training with Andrew Lamy, Miriam Lockhart and David Sapadin. Jessica began her composition studies under Daniel Bar-Hava at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege, where she had her orchestral and chamber works frequently featured in performances. She has had both her orchestral works and chamber music performed by the Kinhaven Music School Symphony in 2003 and 2004.
Jessica continued her education at the New England Conservatory of Music with a minor in composition under Malcolm Peyton and studied clarinet with Ricardo Morales, Richard Stoltzman (chamber music), and Craig Nordstrom. In Boston, Jessica has had her music performed at venues including The New England Conservatory of Music’s Jordan Hall and Williams Hall, as well as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Café. Jessica was accepted into the prestigious New York Youth Symphony’s Making Score, where she studied under Derek Bermel. After the NYYS Making Score Final Concert at CAMI Hall, Jessica was mentioned in The Symphony Magazine (October, 2004) as having given “a star-turn performance” of her Clarinet Quintet.
Jessica has had a reading of her music with the American Composers' Orchestra in May 2008. Her most recent performances include her Octet at Symphony Space in 2008, Debut Concert at The Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall in June 2009, and featured performance at Galapagos Art Space in August 2009.
Jessica is currently a student at The Juilliard School of Music, studying conducting under Maestro Vincent La Selva, and composition with Dr. Kendell Briggs.
hi Jessica! I'm very interesting in your introduction and I wanna listen your music!. Actually I'm a senior and a composition majoy in a conservatory of China, applying for American guaduate study, your school, New England Conservatory of Music is my dreamschool! I hope I will be accepted and be your friends!
WOW!! I wish I had an orchestra at my disposal.... I miss college. I am in RI. I'll send you a PDF of the score if you are interested and don't mind printing it out, my printer broke, or else I would send you a copy.
My only advice is to stay true to your vision and write as much as you can. Sometimes I write orchestral music, but let's face it, it's hard to get that stuff played. It's better to write for small ensembles and friends who play, because you really only learn after a piece has been performed. Our art differs from visual art because it never reaches fruition until it is actually played and not just ink on a page. So now I am going to pimp one of my pieces....hahahaha.... You wouldn't happen to be interested in playing a woodwind quintet of mine? Never hurts to ask. Noticed you played clarinet. -Pete