Jennifer Munday

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Jennifer Munday, violinist, is an enthusiastic member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra! She studied violin and chamber music at USC with Eudice Shapiro and Gabor Rejto, where she was a member of the USC String Quartet. She also held the position of Principal in the USC Symphony, under Dan Lewis.

While still a student at USC, Jennifer was invited to audition for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. After winning her position, she was thrilled to participate with the orchestra in an east coast tour of the country. This was the beginning of many concerts, recordings and tours with the orchestra, which Jennifer has thoroughly enjoyed.

Soon after Jennifer became a member of LACO, the orchestra embarked on a national tour of Bach’s B minor Mass with Helmuth Rilling and his choir. From this meeting, Jennifer began a life-long association with the Internationale Bachakademie and the Oregon Bach Festival. Many happy years of concerts, tours and recordings ensued.

From 1999-2005, Jennifer was involved with Regional Orchestra Player’s Association (ROPA) where she served as Vice-President. She also served as the Electronic Media Chair, a position which enabled her to be at the table to negotiate national symphonic recording agreements between the AFM, recording companies and managements of the large U.S. symphonies.

Currently, Jennifer has revived her teaching credential and has joyfully accepted the position of Orchestra Conductor at La Canada High School. The orchestra consists of over 75 string players and is growing! The orchestra received Superior ratings at festival and acclaim from the community. In 2018, the orchestra will tour Ireland. Jennifer is overseeing the beginning of a mentoring program with the orchestra to teach and develop talent at the elementary level.

When not playing the violin or conducting, Jennifer can be found in her garden or teaching her beloved private students. She is married to Ken Munday and has two, now grown-up children.

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S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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LA Orchestra Fellowship

The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

Fellows are mentored in chamber and orchestral performance and gain invaluable experience while training and playing alongside Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians, faculty at USC Thornton and mentor members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.