Jennifer Whitehead

Flute Teacher

Jennifer Whitehead

SAA Member


Hernando, MS
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Jennifer Whitehead is adjunct woodwind instructor at Northwest Mississippi
Community College in Senatobia where she teaches Fundamentals of Music,
Music Appreciation, all Woodwind private lessons, and coaches flute choir,
clarinet choir, and saxophone quartet. Jennifer is an active freelance flutist in
the Memphis area with a passion for performing, teaching music, and woodwind

Jennifer received a BM (flute performance) from the University of Mississippi,
where she was extremely active in Sigma Alpha Iota, and earned a MM (flute
performance) from the University of Memphis. She is a certified Suzuki Flute and
Orff teacher and has a very large private flute studio consisting of students from
all over the Mid-South area, many of which sit at the top of their
respective bands’ flute sections. Jennifer is an advocate for performing for the
community, and her students have performed at nursing homes all over
Memphis and DeSoto County as well as the Pink Palace and the Baddour
Center. . She has served on the board of the Mid-South Flute Society as
Secretary, Program Coordinator, and Exhibits Chair for the annual Mid-South
Flute Festival. Each summer she coordinates the Desoto Flute Camp and the
Memphis Flute Camp, and has recently started the Days of Music Camp
at Northwest Community College to provide students in the area the opportunity
to work with professional musicians.

A sought after woodwind adjudicator, both regionally and nationally, Jennifer has
judged for Desoto County and the West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra
Association. She served as taped round judge for the National Flute Association
High School Soloist Competition in 2009, and in 2011 and 2012, she served as
taped round for the National Flute Association Flute Choir competition. In 2015,
she judged the Music Teacher’s National Conference State Woodwind
Competition Division for Mississippi.

Jennifer has performed at Wildacres Flute Retreat, Brevard Music Center,
Domain Forget in Quebec, and was selected to perform with the National Wind
Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. She regularly performs with the Jackson Symphony
Orchestra in Tennessee, and she has performed with the North Mississippi
Symphony Orchestra on both piccolo and flute. She performs regularly in
musicals in the Mid-South area, and last fall she performed on the Legend of
Zelda Concert at the Orpheum. She was invited to perform at the Single Reed
Summit at the University of Mississippi in 2014, and in Spring of 2016, Jennifer
was invited to perform as the guest soloist with the Northwest Community
College Wind Ensemble. This past summer, in 2016, Jennifer attended the
Great Lakes Suzuki Institute at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, where
she was invited to perform in a masterclass for opera singer Elise Bédard.
Jennifer was recently the invited guest artist for Mississippi State University’s
Music Discovery Day where she performed, taught a masterclass, and gave a
presentation on “Starting A Private Studio.” In February of this year, she will
present and perform at UT Martin’s annual Woodwind Day.