Jennifer Moberg Pforte

Violin, Viola Teacher, Administrator

Jennifer Moberg Pforte

SAA Member


Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

Jennifer (Moberg) Pforte is a violinist-at-large, currently residing and working in humanitarian aid and development in Islamabad, Pakistan.

She was the Head of Strings at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) from 2014-2016, where she became sensitised to the challenges cultural sustainability in refugee-sending countries. ANIM is the only music school in Afghanistan, a conflict zone where, during Taliban times, there was an outright ban on music of any kind. ANIM seeks to revitalise musical traditions, assure musical rights, and serve Afghanistan’s most vulnerable, girls and street-working children .

Jennifer is the founder and former managing director of KinderU Suzuki Music Academy, the first Suzuki school in Hong Kong, established in 2006. She is a regular clinician at workshops in Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and is a regular teacher at the AVS Suzuki school in Bangkok, Thailand, where she also is a volunteer teacher at the Immanuel Music School, which provides free music instruction to children living in the Khlong Toey slum.

She began her studies as a Suzuki violinist with John Klein at the Park Avenue Suzuki Studio. She received Suzuki Teacher training at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music with Teri Einfeldt. She also did SAA training with Carrie Reunning-Hummel, Ed Kreitman, Gail Johansen, Ronda Cole and Linda Fiore, and supplemental training with Hwang Kyung Ik (Korea) and Lan Ku Chen (Taiwan). Other mentors include Caonex Peguero-Camillo, Chang Guo, Calvin Lewis, Dr. Paul Chenevey, and Dr. Mark Hartman.

Ms. Jennifer’s Afghanistan-based group, Music Checkpoint, performed classical and Afghan fusion for the international community, her Hong Kong-based JAMM Quartet performed the world premier of Dr. Yu Man Ching’s “Primordial,” and she has performed with the Hong Kong Amadeus Academy Orchestra, the Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony and Greenville Symphony. Ms. Jennifer played with Park Avenue Chamber Music Ltd. and in faculty chamber groups at the Hartt School of Music.

Ms. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Houghton College, and a Masters of Arts in International Development with a focus on forced migration and refugee studies from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.