Jessica Lindsey has established herself as a dynamic performer and pedagogue, pursuing a career that is equally devoted to both spheres. Her reputation as a clarinetist in both chamber and orchestral settings has seen her perform throughout the United States, and as far afield as China and New Zealand. Dr. Lindsey actively performs with Spatial Forces Duo, a bass/clarinet duo she co-founded with Christy Banks. She is regularly featured at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest and the National College Music Symposium.
Dr. Lindsey is currently Assistant Professor of Clarinet at UNC Charlotte, where she prides herself on creating new musical opportunities for her growing studio of clarinet students. She is also a member of Andover Educators, working towards a license in Body Mapping. Dr. Lindsey holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master of Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Set No Limits: music by women composers
Listen below to “Solitude” by Lauren Bernofsky from the CD release, Set No Limits: Music by Women for Clarinet and Piano (2018, Albany Records)
Jessica Lindsey, clarinet Christian Bohnenstengel, piano
Cover photo by Aspen Hochhalter
“Clarinetist Jessica Lindsey is clearly a master of her instrument, exhibiting wonderful dynamic shading and breath control.” — Review Excerpt from Fanfare Magazine, Volume 42:1 Sept/Oct 2018) by David DeBoer Canfield
“This recording is a terrific addition for any chamber
music duo library, and it is hoped that these works and others by the women featured here will find their way onto more programs and concerts in the future.” — Review excerpt from International Alliance for Women, Volume 25: 1, 2019 by Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner
On the Frontier of New Music
Solo Recitals Celebrating the music of Composers with Diverse Backgrounds
Works by Mary Alice Smith, Sheila Silver,
CD Release Recital featuring works of Katherine Hoover, Marga Richter, Lauren Bernofsky, Ruth Schonthal, and Barbara Kolb
Works by Rebecca Clarke, Katherine Hover, Elizabeth Kowalski, and Jessica Mays
Works by Zenobia Powell Perry, Ruth Schonthal, Libby Larsen, Lori Ardovino, Reena Esmail
Charlotte New Music Festival
Jessica participated as a composer/performer in the computer music workshop at the Charlotte New Music Festival in June, 2019.
She completed her first composition, A Bite of Bullogna, which was created for bass clarinet, field recording of a Bull, nanoKontroller and LEAP Motion Software. Please click on the video below to view the premiere, which employed four-channel surround sound. Jessica developed A Bite of Bullogna into a work for two bass clarinets and fixed media for the Spatial Forces Duo. This work was premiered in October of 2019 and is titled, Load of Bull.
Load of Bull
Bite of Bullogna morphed into a work for two bass clarinets and electronics and was premiered at the College Music Society’s 2019 National Conference in Louisville, KY. Click the link below to hear a recording of the soundcheck:
Upcoming Performances and Related Events
March 19-22, 2020, Premiere of Work for bass clarinet quartet, electonics, and dance trio, Student Dance Project, UNC Charotte, Charlotte, NC
April 17-19, 2020, Performance at BOOM Charlotte, Plaza Midwood, Charlotte, NC
May 15, 2020, Soloist with Charlotte Master Chorale for the oratorio, Considering Matthew Shephard, Asheville, NC.