Jennifer M. Gunn was appointed to the position of Piccolo of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Maestro Daniel Baremboim in June of 2005. Since joining the CSO, Jennifer has also been involved in the orchestra's MusicNow contemporary music series and is a coach for the Civic Orchestra. Ms. Gunn and has been a regular guest artist with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and Chicago's Music of the Baroque Orchestra. Prior to joining the orchestra, she was the Assistant Principal Flute of the Louisville Orchestra (KY) for the 2004-2005 season and Principal Flute of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic (IN) from 2001 to 2004. She has also performed with various other orchestras including the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras.
Ms. Gunn made her debut as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in May of 2008 playing Vivaldi's Concerto in C Major RV 443. In April of 2007, she was featured as a soloist playing Shirish Korde's Nesting Cranes on the MusicNow series. While a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Jennifer was a featured soloist on multiple occasions and has also won several competitions including First Prize in the National Flute Association's Piccolo Artist Competition in 2004.
A Native of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where she studied with Robert Langevin and Rhian Kenny. Her other teachers have included George Pope and Mary Kay Ferguson.
Jennifer is married to Jonathan Gunn, a clarinetist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.