Jenny Ortiz

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Jenny, a native of Pomona, California, started playing the recorder in third grade, and in middle school she played the flute. She switched to the French horn her freshman year in high school and never looked back. Since then has been involved with countless orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber groups and pit orchestras throughout the state. She has held horn positions with groups such as: The Claremont Symphony, The Fullerton Symphony Orchestra, Sacramento State Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra. She has had the privilege to be part of various musical performances including: Into the Woods, Shrek, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins.
At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Jenny studied with the principal horn player of the San Francisco Symphony, Robert Ward. She has also had the honor of studying with Laura Brenes, Pete Nowlen. In the summer of 2009 and 2010 she received a scholarship to attend the Summer Brass Institute at the Menlo School where she had the opportunity to perform and learn from the principal players of the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet. In the summer of 2016 she received scholarships to participate at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, Co. as well as, The Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar in Boston, MA, where she won the best horn player award. Jenny completed the Artist Certificate and Bachelor of Music in French Horn Performance at Azusa Pacific University where she studied with James Thatcher and Stephanie Stetson.

Currently Jenny is working as a freelance Horn player in the greater Los Angeles area and works as a para-educator with the Pomona Unified School District. In her free time she enjoys dancing and learning new crafts.