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Jackie Gillette

Clarinet

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Clarinetist Jacqueline Gillette has made her mark as a performer, teacher, and administrator. She has played with orchestras like the Buffalo Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Juneau Symphony, American Ballet Theater, West Point Band, and Louisiana Philharmonic. Equally at home as a chamber musician and soloist, she has performed recitals with the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, and Endless Mountain Music Festival. Most recently, she played the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto as a featured soloist during the summer season of the Endless Mountain Music Festival.
With a passion for music education, Jacqueline has taught students from K-12 as a teaching artist for the Midori and Friends Foundation and Education through Music. She traveled to Zimbabwe and South Africa as a guest artist with the Music Inspire Africa organization, where she taught and performed around the two countries. In addition to classroom teaching, Jacqueline maintains a private studio of piano and clarinet students.
As a Music Administrator, Jacqueline has had success in programming and education. While working as the Community Concert Coordinator for the Bowdoin International Music Festival, she produced around 30 concerts in 30 days. The aim of this program was to bring music from the festival to locations around the community that otherwise would not have had the opportunity to hear classical music. Currently working as the Program Coordinator for the Youth Orchestra of St. Lukes, Jackie is responsible for writing a monthly newsletter, assisting teachers in the classrooms, and planning family workshops. Jackie is also Education Manager of the Chamber Orchestra of NY, heading their Maestro Junior program in Astoria and Jackson Heights.
Aside from all things music, Jacqueline enjoys playing Bingo, painting plant pots, and eating her way around all of the delicious food in her community of Jackson Heights.