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Jessica Oudin

Viola

Jessica Oudin

Biography

Jessica Oudin joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Viola Section in January 2011. Ms. Oudin has been a frequent substitute with both The Cleveland Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra, and has in addition performed with the Baltimore, Houston, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras. During the summer, she serves as the Assistant Principal Violist of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music under the direction of Marin Alsop. Additional festival appearances include Festival Mozaic, The International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), The Sarasota Music Festival, Yellow Barn, Music@Menlo, The Perlman Chamber Music Program, and The Aspen Music Festival.

An avid chamber musician, Ms. Oudin has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has collaborated with renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman at both Carnegie Hall and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. With the Kashii String Quartet, she was a Silver Medalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and has served on the chamber music faculty for the Innsbrook Music Institute and the Yellow Barn Music School Young Artist Program. She currently performs with the Riverside Chamber Players.

Ms. Oudin maintains a private viola studio, and she currently serves on the faculty of the ASO’s Talent Development Program. She has taught at Reinhardt University, Franklin Pond Chamber Music Program, and has presented a viola master-class at Kennesaw State University.

Ms. Oudin graduated with high honors from The Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of Jeffrey Irvine, and holds a Masters degree from The Juilliard School, where she was a teaching assistant to Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. Further studies were undertaken at CIM as a student in the Professional Studies Program under the tutelage of Robert Vernon.