Jessica Miller, bassoon
Jessica is the principal bassoon of the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra. She has traveled world wide in pursuit of her education. Aberta Canada Native, she started her education in Kansas at Wichita State University. In 2007, Jessica won second prize in the Wolff-Bing Chamber Music Competition. She soon played principal bassoon in the Hutchinson Symphony and attended The Interlochen Advanced Bassoon Institute. She performed in Europe and attended Ameropa in Prague and later toured Spain with the Wichita State Symphony. She transferred to the Conservatory of Music at University Of the Pacific in 2008, to continue her studies with Nicolasa Kuster (her teacher at Wichita State). In 2010 Jessica came to UVU and attended and participated in The Meg Quigley Vivaldi International Bassoon Competition and Symposium. She has performed in many chamber groups throughout her education. She was also a finalist two years in a row for the UVU Concerto Competition and soloed with the orchestra. Jessica hopes to eventually receive her doctorate in bassoon performance and become a bassoon professor. She enjoys dog training and when not working with her own dog spends time volunteering at the Humane Society of Utah.