Jennifer Rhodes


Jennifer Rhodes won the position of Second Bassoon of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera in November 2012. She has held the position of Principal Bassoon with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra since 2005 and appeared as soloist with the group in 2007.  Praised by the New York Times and Village Voice for her “vivid” and “soulful” musicianship, Ms. Rhodes has performed solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts around the world.  As a recipient of a Tennessee Arts Commission 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship, she has delved deeper into her love of early music and begun a period instrument performance practice. Jennifer holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. She has been on faculty at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN since 2005 and has recorded for the EMI, Furious Artisans, and Naxos labels.