Ms. Jennifer Horne is a graduate of Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance with a degree in Music Education (Violin Concentration), and most recently received her Masters in Music Education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ms. Horne grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey where she was an active violinist and vocalist. While studying violin with Helen Kwalwasser at Temple University, she held concertmaster and section leader positions in various university ensembles. After graduation, she taught general music in Philadelphia, and strings/music technology in Ewing, New Jersey for six years before accepting her position of Director of Strings & Music Technology at Holton-Arms. Ms. Horne is a very active freelance musician, playing with several symphony and opera orchestras most recently in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York City. She has performed in master classes and quartet ensembles with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, such as Concertmaster David Kim, Principal Second Violinist Kimberly Fisher, violist Che-Hung Chen, and cellist Richard Harlow.
In her current position as Director of Strings & Music Technology at the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD, she directs 7 ensembles and 3 small chamber groups ranging from grades 3-12, and teaches numerous Music Technology classes on the Middle School and Upper School levels.
Ms. Jennifer Horne has also coordinated and conducted the Holton-Arms Invitational String Festival, which includes participation from 15 area schools (both public and private) and three festival orchestras. In 2017, the Upper School Orchestra accompanied Mr. Jonathan Carney, Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major.