Jessica Lindsey has established herself as a dynamic performer and pedagogue, pursuing a career that is equally devoted to both spheres. Her reputation as a clarinetist in both chamber and orchestral settings has seen her perform throughout the United States, and as far afield as China and New Zealand.
A genuine artist of today’s changing musical landscape, Dr. Lindsey is committed to pushing the boundaries of the clarinet; by commissioning new repertoire, championing music by diverse composers, and showcasing works through commercial recordings, performances at festivals, and conferences presentations. She is regularly featured at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest and the National College Music Symposium. Her first CD release with pianist Christian Bohnenstengel, Set No Limits: The Music of Women Composers, is published by Albany Records (February 2018). Fanfare Magazine described Dr. Lindsey as, “a master of her instrument, exhibiting wonderful dynamic shading and breath control.”
Dr. Lindsey actively performs with Spatial Forces Duo, a bass/clarinet duo she co-founded with Dr. Christy Banks which has received critical acclaim for its energetic performances of electroacoustic music. As an orchestral player, she has performed with the Lincoln and Omaha symphonies, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Fairbanks. She currently performs with the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra as bass clarinetist and as substitute clarinet with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
A dedicated educator, Dr. Lindsey has taught clarinet, saxophone, and music-related courses at universities across Nebraska, Alaska, and Colorado. She is currently the Associate Professor of Clarinet at UNC Charlotte, where she prides herself on creating new musical opportunities for her growing studio of clarinet students, including a recent performance by the UNC Charlotte Clarinet Choir at the 2019 ClarinetFest® (the annual gathering of the members of the International Clarinet Association). She is also a member of Association of Body Mapping Educators, working towards a license in Body Mapping (Body Mapping is a somatic paradigm, related to the Alexander Technique). Dr. Lindsey holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master of Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.