English Horn/Utility Oboe | Sarah Knapp Kidd | English Horn Chair
A San Antonio native, Jennifer Berg received her Bachelor’s from Indiana University, graduating with Honors in Music under the tutelage of Linda Strommen. She continued her education with John Ferrillo of the Boston Symphony at the New England Conservatory and received both a Graduate Diploma and a Master’s in Music with Academic Honors. During her education, she performed as a soloist with IU’s Chamber Orchestra and NEC’s Bach Ensemble and was awarded NEC’s Gillet Scholarship.
Outside of her studies, Jennifer performed in Boston as English horn with the Boston Philharmonic, was a soloist and orchestra member with the Boston Latin-American Orchestra, and was the principal oboist of Discovery Ensemble, a highly reputable young group whose mission is to educate children in underprivileged schools about classical music. Additionally, Jennifer was named principal oboe for two consecutive years with the New York String Orchestra Seminar in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Jaime Laredo, was a member of the National Repertory Orchestra in 2011, and attended the Aspen and Brevard Music Festivals.
Jennifer is currently the English hornist of the San Antonio Symphony, principal oboist of the Mid-Texas Symphony, and hopes to train the next generation of young professionals like her former teacher, Mark Ackerman.
In her free time, Jennifer is an avid swing dancer, CrossFit athlete, and loves playing with her dog, (An)Dante