Jessica Davy, Clarinetist, Founder, Executive Director
Jessica Davy is a clarinetist, composer and educator who has performed and has had her works performed throughout the east coast at venues including New York's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer and Alice Tully Halls, CAMI Hall, NJPAC, Symphony Space, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, and The Boston Symphony Orchestra Cafe. Jessica is a Backun Artist, playing Backun MoBa Cocobolo Gold Clarinets.
In 2009, Jessica founded the New Jersey Music Society (formerly known as The New York Chamber Virtuosi), and serves as its Executive Director. In June, 2009, she had her Debut Concert at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall with her orchestra (part of the NYCV) with three of her original compositions. Jessica has also had a reading of her music with the American Composers' Orchestra, and has had featured performances at Symphony Space and Galapagos Art Space.
Jessica received her Bachelors Degree in 2008 in Clarinet Performance under Ricardo Morales of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She also studied at the New England Conservatory with Craig Nordstrom and Richard Stoltzman (chamber music). Her other former principal teachers include David Sapadin, Miriam Lockhart, and Andy Lamy. Additional studies include conducting lessons under Maestro Vincent la Selva at the Juilliard School and music composition with Dr. Kendell Briggs.
An advocate of outreach and sharing music with the community, Jessica has developed a full lecture series that shares music with the public– from children through seniors. She is working to establish a full music and outreach series that will reach out and inspire the community.
Jessica has been on the faculty at the 92 Street Y Tribeca teaching Music Appreciation, and is currently performing and teaching music appreciation classes throughout New Jersey and NYC.
When not immersed in the music world, Jessica is an active member of the Jewish community. She enjoys going to art museums and galleries, taking ballet, watching Downton Abbey, travelling, and tea parties with friends.