Dr. Jennifer Walvoord
Dr. Jennifer Walvoord graduated with her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has Master's degrees in both violin performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor's degree in violin performance from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Her former teachers include Andrew Jennings, Aaron Berofsky, and Martin Katz.
Jenny has taught on the violin faculty at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts, and she has served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at Hope College. Jenny's private violin students have attended such music festivals as Interlochen Arts Camp, Brevard, Meadowmount and Pheonix Phest and have gone on to win several competitions in Michigan. Several of her students have gone on to study music in college.
Jenny holds the position of concertmaster with the West Michigan Symphony and has been a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony and National Repertory Orchestra (Breckenridge, Colorado). She has performed as soloist with the West Michigan Symphony, the Holland Symphony Orchestra and the Hope College Orchestra. While at the University of Michigan, Jenny performed electric violin on the Grammy Award-winning recording of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
Jenny is an active chamber musician, and she performs recitals regularly with her husband, pianist Dr. Andrew ("Drew") Le. Together, Jenny and Drew are the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck (Michigan). Jenny and Drew recently moved to Hudson, OH with their son, Matthew and daughter, Kate.