An emerging recitalist as well as an experienced orchestral oboist, Jennifer Stucki’s love for music is palpable and contagious. She is the principal oboist in the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, Fifth House Ensemble, Northbrook Symphony and the New Millennium Orchestra as well as other orchestras in the Chicago area. From 2005-2009, she was the principal oboist for the Navy Band and part of the Fair Winds Woodwind Quintet. She has worked under several of the area's leading conductors, including Sir Andrew Davis, Jane Glover, Alan Heatherington, Cliff Colnot, and Francesco Milioto. Additionally, she has been a featured soloist multiple times with the Skokie Valley Symphony, the Navy Band, and most recently in Vienna, Austria as part of a tour with the Logos Symphony Orchestra.
A native of Colorado, Jennifer moved to Chicago in 2000 to attend the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Since then she has earned her Bachelor’s degree from CCPA and her Master’s degree from DePaul University. She has studied with Jelena Dirks, Eugene Izotov, Grover Schiltz and Scott Hostetler. While attending CCPA, she was also invited to perform in the Baroque Ensemble Collegium Musicum by Chicago's renowned keyboard artist David Schrader. In addition, she has performed in masterclasses given by Alex Klein, Robert Walters and Carolyn Hove.
As a teacher, Ms. Stucki is in demand throughout the Chicago area. She teaches in the Maine Township District Schools as well as in her home. She has sold reeds locally and around the world.