Fairmount Strings

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Jennifer Kuhns

Jennifer Kuhns

Oboe

Jennifer Kuhns earned her Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music and a Master of Music from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. Her primary teachers have been Richard Woodhams and Elaine Douvas.  From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Kuhns was a frequent substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra; between 1995 and 2000, she played principal oboe with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (formerly the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra).  In 1997, she was invited to participate in the Marlboro Music Festival and is featured on the festival’s 50th anniversary recording.  In 2004, she began working at Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr and became an enthusiastic proponent of all things library and literary. This led to yet another degree, a Master of Library Science, earned in 2013. At present, Jennifer is enjoying her somewhat unorthodox life as a part-time oboist/part-time librarian. She lives in the western suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband, double bassist, Rob Kesselman and many, many piles of books.