Jennifer Stucki is the oboe instructor at the University of Wyoming and maintains an active freelance career that includes soloing, orchestra and chamber ensemble work, and organizing various collaborative arts projects. She is currently the acting principal oboist with the Cheyenne Symphony for the 2019-2020 season and has performed on multiple occasions with the Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony and other regional orchestras.
A native of Colorado Springs, Jennifer moved to Chicago in 2000 to attend the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Since then she has earned her Bachelor’s degree from CCPA and her Master’s degree from DePaul University. She has studied with Jelena Dirks, Eugene Izotov, Grover Schiltz and Scott Hostetler.
While living in Chicago, she was the principal oboist with the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra from 2007-2016, and second oboe/english horn with the Racine Symphony from 2013-2016. She also performed as a guest soloist with the North Shore Chamber Arts Orchestra performing the Marcello Oboe Concerto in 2015 and 2016. Additionally she has performed with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Marriott Hotel Theater pit orchestras, Fifth House Ensemble, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago as well as many others. From 2005-2009 she was the principal oboist for the Navy Band and a member of the Fair Winds Woodwind Quintet touring throughout the midwest region. She has been a featured soloist multiple times with the Skokie Valley Symphony, the Navy Band, and multiple chorale organizations in the Chicago area. She is inspired by vocal music, stories, nature, the culinary arts, and enjoys seeing how life can be expressed through music.
Jennifer has taught privately for over 10 years and has held previous teaching appointments with Colorado Christian University and Elmhurst College in Illinois. Her students have been accepted into Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music and Northwestern School of music. They have also won positions with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Schaumburg Youth Symphony, ILMEA Honors Orchestra and Young Artist Summerfest at the Curtis Institute of Music.