Originally from the smallest city in NY State, Jessica Hawthorne is a versatile musician you can find performing regularly in classical, jazz, chamber, and commercial settings on tenor trombone, alto trombone, and euphonium. Jessica is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She is currently located in Miami, FL where she completed a master's degree at the Frost School of Music and is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts. At Frost, she acts as a Teaching Assistant for the trombone studio and is both a Fellow and Assistant Coordinator for the Henry Mancini Institute.
Recent performances include appearances with Orchestra Miami, the Boca Raton Symphonia, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Behind the Music with Joseph Alessi at the New World Symphony. In the summer of 2015, Jessica joined the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra for their 37th season, where the company performed 7 productions at a total of 58 performances over the 10-week season.
She has been internationally recognized as a member of the Eastman Trombone Choir. In 2011, the group was the winner of the Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition from the International Trombone Association, where they performed at the International Trombone Festival in Nashville, TN. At the International Trombone Festival in 2014, they were featured as guest artists. More recently, she participated in a winning Latin Ensemble performance directed by composer Rafael Piccolotto de Lima for the 39th Annual Student Downbeat Awards.
Jessica has had the pleasure of performing in concert and recital settings with talented musicians such as Adele, Ben Folds, Terence Blanchard, Cyrille Aimee, Barry Manilow, Take 6, Joseph Alessi, Ian Bousfield, David Taylor, and Haim Avitsur.
Aside from performing, Jessica is passionate about education and outreach. She is the Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Additionally, she is a trombone and brass instructor at Miami Music Project, Coral Gables' Community Arts Program (CAP), and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony.
Jessica is thankful for the guidance and inspiration from her mentors Timothy Conner, Mark Kellogg, John Marcellus, and Marvin Arnold.
To view a current resume or CV, ask Jessica.