Since returning to Boise in 2015, Jessie Brown has been a regular sub with the Boise Philharmonic. She was thrilled to officially join the orchestra as the English horn player in 2019.
Growing up in Blackfoot, ID, Jessie fell in love with the English horn and devoted much of her time performing on the instrument. During that time, she was a member of the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony and the Idaho State Civic Symphony. She has made appearances in several English horn masterclasses with Carolyn Hove, as well as a masterclass with Sandro Caldini at the 2008 International Double Reed Society Conference. Some of her notable accomplishments are winning the BYU concerto competition, qualifying for the MTNA national competition, and touring Europe with the BYU Wind Symphony. She is a member of the Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra and can be heard at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Opera Idaho as well.
Jessie also has a love for the piano and her studio includes both piano and oboe students. She enjoyed accompanying other oboe majors throughout her university experience and continues to do so as much as possible today. She has also studied piano with Dr. Del Parkinson in addition to her professional teaching and performing responsibilities. She holds degrees from Brigham Young University studying with Geralyn Giovannetti, and a master’s degree studying oboe with Michael Henoch and English horn with Scott Hostetler.
A unique thing about Jessie is you will almost never catch her without her service dog, Faline, by her side. More information about Faline can be found here. In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with all her animals along with Faline, which includes her new service dog prospect Baymax, her cat Muffy, and her many quail, partridges, and chickens.