University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PhD, Ethnomusicology, University of Colorado Boulder
Currently Teaching: Music Academy Boulder, Music Academy
Jessica Vansteenburg has 20 years of experience teaching woodwind students of all ages and skill levels. She has taught clarinet and saxophone at Luther College, Belvoir Terrace Fine Arts Camp (Lenox, MA), Arts in Motion (Ann Arbor, MI), and in her private studio. She earned the PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and has conducted fieldwork within the Hungarian population in Transylvania. She also holds performance degrees from Luther College, Ohio University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was a concerto competition winner. Dr. Vansteenburg has performed with the La Crosse Symphony, Ohio Valley Symphony, and Waltham Symphony, and in numerous musical theater productions as a woodwind doubler. As a member of Opera on Tap Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, she helped bring classical music to unconventional venues. When not playing or writing about music, Dr. Vansteenburg may be found dancing flamenco, exploring the trails, or being trained by her dog.