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Biography

Dr. Jennifer Oliverio is a celebrated cornet and flugelhorn player who holds the positions of principal cornet with the Fountain City Brass Band and flugelhorn with the Athena Brass Band. Jen is currently the Assistant Professor of Music at Missouri Western State University and one of the directors for the Fountain City Youth Brass Academy.

Jen is an avid supporter of new music for cornet and flugelhorn, having commissioned and premiered solo works by Lucy Pankhurst, Dorothy Gates, Kevin Day, Andrea Hobson, Jen Mitchell, and Joel Collier for her premiere solo album Enigma. Her work on Enigma received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was nominated for the 2021 4barsrest Album of the Year and resulted in Jen being nominated for 4barsrest 2021 Player of the Year, and her being named to the 2021 Band of the Year. Jen is on the board of directors for the Fountain City Brass Band, the Athena Brass Band, and is on the Visionary Panel for the National Youth Brass Band of America.


As an orchestral musician, Jen has performed as an extra with the Kansas City Symphony and the Alabama Symphony. She also performed as the second trumpet player with the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Jen is a founding member of the Trilogy Brass Trio based out of Kansas City and has performed with Trilogy at the International Women’s Brass Conference.  


As a teacher, Jen has had students accepted as semi-finalists in the National Trumpet Competition, semi-finalists for the International Trumpet Guild solo competitions, and as winners in the North American Brass Band Championships solo and ensemble competitions. 


Jen is proud mother to son Ben and wife to husband Patrick.