Jennifer Montone joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as principal horn in 2006. She was the principal horn of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2003 to 2006. Formerly associate principal of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, she was an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and was a faculty performer at the Aspen Music Festival and School from 2005 to 2009.
She has performed concertos with the Saint Louis, Dallas, and National symphony orchestras; the Philadelphia Orchestra; and the Polish National Radio Symphony, among others, and has performed chamber music with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, as well as at festivals in La Jolla, Santa Fe, Marlboro, Bay Chamber Concerts, and Spoleto, Italy.
Ms. Montone's numerous honors and awards include a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant (2006), Paxman Young Horn Player of the Year in London (1996), and Presidential Scholar for musical achievement (1995).
She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she was a student of Julie Landsman. A native of northern Virginia, she was a student of Edwin Thayer in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program and a fellow in the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.
Ms. Montone joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2007and will lead a master class at the Young Artist Summer Program as part of Curtis Summerfest 2016.
Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Montone's path from ordinary to exceptional inspires students
Overtones, Spring 2009