Dr. Jennifer Lapple is Flute Faculty at George Mason University, and holds flute performance degrees from Miami University (BM) and Yale University (MM) and a Doctorate of Arts from George Mason University. Jennifer currently performs with FUSE (an ensemble featuring new music), The Pan American Symphony in Washington, D.C., and The American Pops Orchestra at George Mason University.
She has also performed with the AgAu Flute Quartet in Fairfax, VA, The Ecole
de Musique de Differdange Flute choir in Differdange, Luxembourg, the Rome Festival
Orchestra in Rome, Italy, and the Echternach Festival Orchestra in Echternach,
Luxembourg. Her solo appearances have included the Pan American Symphony
Orchestra, the Miami University Chamber Orchestra and the Fairfax Symphony
At George Mason University, Jennifer lectures on "The Art of Teaching Music," an
undergraduate class about music wellness and performance enhancement, and conducts the George Mason University Flute Choir. Jennifer directed the George Mason University Symphonic Band from 2012-2015, which performed their debut concert at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in April 2014.
In addition, Jennifer maintains a private flute studio. Her students hold principal positions in the American Youth Philharmonic and American Symphonic Orchestra, Senior Regional Orchestras, All-Regional and All-State Band and Orchestras and have won various competitions including the Music Teacher's National Association Competition, The Fairfax County Band Director's Association Competition, The Flute Society of Washington Young Artist's and Master Class Competitions, and have made the finals in the Marine Band Young Artist's Competition, the National Symphony Young Artist Competition, and the Army Band Young Artist's Competition. Her students are active in local youth orchestras including Mount Vernon Youth Orchestra, Loudon Symphony Orchestra, McLean Youth Orchestra and the DC Youth Orchestra and go on to study music at schools such as the North Carolina School of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon School of Music-Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Lawrence University, James Madison University, Boston University, Miami University, Princeton, Florida State University, and the University of Illinois.
Her students have also attended various summer festivals including
Tanglewood Institute, Brevard, Aria, Eastman Music Horizons and
the Northwestern Music Institute.
Jennifer is also the music director and conductor of the high school
wind ensemble, Flutopia, which has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York, George Mason University's Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfax, VA, and at the Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Jennifer is a strong advocate of music wellness and in assisting musicians in fulfilling and healthy musical experiences. Her seminar, "Multisensory Music Making: Unleash the Power of Music Within You!" is one product of this exploration of music wellness and enrichment, and has been presented at several conferences and universities throughout Northern Virginia.
Jennifer has been teaching and conducting at the Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp since July 1998 and has worked with her mom, Judy Lapple, to develop classes and workshops for the camp. She will be directing the advanced wind ensemble as well as the advanced flute choirs.
In July of 2010, Jennifer traveled with her mom, Judith Lapple and
Dr. Linda Monson (George Mason University) to Nanjing, China
to perform and give master classes at Nanjing Normal University.
Jennifer dedicates her work to the life and memory of her mother who
is her greatest inspiration, source of strength, and embodiment of musical artistry. Jennifer would not be where she is today without her mother's vision for all that is music...all of the passion, dedication, and courage it takes to pursue what we love. Her spirit lives on today in all the lives she touched, especially her four daughters, who continue to walk in the path she created for them to follow. FMA, EWO
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2017 Judith Lapple
Summer Woodwind Camp & Music Festival
In its 23rd year!
Jennifer Lapple, Director