Described by critics as "thoroughly delightful, with remarkable tone in every register," Jennifer Conner enjoys a dynamic career as both an orchestral musician for the Pittsburgh Symphony and as a chamber player for several ensembles including the acclaimed Pittsburgh Chamber Music Project at the Andy Warhol Museum. Previous to her appointment as Second Flute by former PSO Music Director Lorin Maazel, Ms. Conner performed for five seasons as Principal Flute with the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina. While working towards her bachelor's degree at the Juilliard School, Ms. Conner was afforded the luxury of studying with world-renowned flutists Jeanne Baxtresser and Julius Baker. Ms. Conner has performed numerous recitals in both the United States and Asia and in 1987, was awarded first prize in the first annual Flute Talk magazine competition. In addition to her current position as Second Flute, Ms. Conner has made several appearances as soloist with the PSO.
Outside of performing, Ms. Conner continues to show her dedication to training the next generation of flutists through her past and present associations with Carnegie Mellon, Indiana (Bloomington), and Duquesne universities, as a volunteer for the Pittsburgh Symphony's Early Childhood Pilot Project, as an adjudicator for the National Flute Association, and as a contributing author for Flute Talk magazine.