Christina Jennings has been Principal Flute with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (Houston) for ten years. She is also Principal Flute with the Arizona MusicFest! Orchestra and has performed frequently with Orchestra 2001. As a concerto soloist, Jennings has appeared with over fifty orchestras including the Utah and Houston Symphonies. She has worked with a diverse group of artists including Jethro Tull, David Parsons Dance Company, and members of Pilobolus. Chamber music partners have included the Ensō String Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, Takács Quartet, Brasil Guitar Duo, Lucy Shelton, Simone Dinnerstein, Jonathan Leathwood, and Bridget Kibbey. Highlights of the 2019-20 season include performances with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Simone Dinnerstein at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and a new concerto commission with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra for flute and viola d’amore with Matthew Dane.
Jennings is the winner of numerous competitions including the Concert Artists Guild, Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg, and The National Flute Association’s Young Artist. She can be heard on CDs by Alec Wilder alongside jazz artist Marian McPartland, and on Laura Elise Schwendinger’s High Wire Acts (Centaur Records). Her most recent recording is of flute music by the American composer George Rochberg.
Jennings is currently an Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Colorado Boulder and is on the summer faculty of Greenwood Music Camp and ARIA. She is also the director of the Panoramic Flutist Seminar and the Once a Flutist Festival in Boulder. Jennings received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School.