Jessica Dickinson, cellist, is available for weddings, public and private events, recording, recitals and concerts. She plays as a solo musician and frequently collaborates with piano, violin, flute, guitar, string quartets and trios. Jessica has spent 6 years in a few of the nation's most prestigious music conservatories, where she's played alongside the most talented musicians of those schools. When she plays in duos, trios, or quartets she assures you that she only plays with these highly talented and trained musicians with whom she's worked with on many occasions.
Jessica has been a member of several orchestras, including the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Quartz Mountain Chamber Orchestra, the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, the World Orchestra at the Interlochen Arts Camp where she performed alongside Sarah Chang, the Imani Winds, and several renowned conductors, among others. She was a finalist in the Music Teachers National Association regional competition. As the winner of the Anderson Concerto Competition she performed the Boccherini cello concerto with the Hutchinson Symphony.
Her principle teachers have been Dr. Andrew Kolb, Jeffrey Lastrapes, Alison Wells, and Mihai Tetel. Cello studies were at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and the Hartt School of Music. During various summer music festivals Jessica has studied with Wesley Baldwin, Matt Haimovitz, Melissa Kraut, Thomas Landschoot, and Richard Weiss. As a chamber musician, Jessica has studied with Michael Kannen, Maria Lambros, Merry Peckham, Peter Salaff, Mari Sato, and Alison Wells.
Jessica has completed a Masters degree in Cello performance in May 2012 at the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford on full scholarship. At the Hartt School Jessica was a member of their honors chamber program, Performance 20-20. She will continue her love of chamber music performance while seeking out new interests such as contemporary music and creative collaborative projects.