Dr. Jacquelyn Adams was the featured horn soloist at Canada’s Sixth International Horn Day 2012, regional soloist at the Mid-South Horn Workshop 2012 and also presented “Playing Outside the Lines: Creating and Marketing Your Own Horn Niche” at the International Horn Symposium 44 (2012). In February, Jacquelyn was a guest artist at University of Southern Mississippi’s Horn Day 2013 and
performed as artist in residence at University of Central Arkansas.
Dr. Adams has performed with a variety of artists and ensembles such as the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Fort Worth Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Metropolitan Ballet Orchestra, National Symphony of the Dominican Republic, Gary Morgan Pan-Americana Big Band, Jones Factor Big Band, Kanye West, Luciano Pavarotti, Il Divo, multiple Broadway pit orchestras and various NYC based jazz orchestras. From Carnegie Hall to the Fleet Center, she has performed on some of the world’s most famous stages. Adams participated in numerous music festivals including the Bard Summerscape Opera Festival, Opera Festival of New Jersey, American Institute of Musical Studies Festival and the Colorado College Summer Festival. Television and movie appearances include CBS’s “The Early Show,” Disney’s “Step Up 3D” and BET’s 2007 Music Awards; she also records for NFL Films. A co-founder and former member of Genghis Barbie (Jungle Barbie), Jacquelyn made her radio debut LIVE on WFMU Radio’s “Seven Second Delay,” placed 3rd in WNYC’s “Battle of the Boroughs” and performed with the quartet at the International Horn Symposium 43 (2011), as well as the Northeast Horn Workshop 2011. Recordings include Genghis Barbie’s Debut Album and Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion” arranged for solo horn, guitar and accordion. Jacquelyn is also on David Byrne & St. Vincent’s latest album, “Love This Giant.”
Dr. Adams attended the University of North Texas, Curtis Institute of Music (Bachelor of Music Degree), Yale University (Master of Music Degree) and State University of New York at Stony Brook (Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree). She devoted much of 2009-2011 to teaching at Lehman College (Bronx, NY) and performing with the Lehman Faculty Woodwind Quintet. Dr. Adams is currently adjunct faculty at Troy University in Troy, Alabama.