Bio

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Jaclyn has been performing solo and chamber music for over 10 years and is currently working toward her Master of Music degree at the Hartt School of Music. She played for the NJ Guitar & Mandolin Society, Connecticut Guitar Society, and Labella Strings sponsored concert series, as well as masterclasses for renowned artists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Scott Tennant, Odair Assad, Antigoni Goni, the Brasil Duo, Jorge Caballero, and Cecil Refik Kaya.

Jaclyn earned her Bachelor’s from Hartt with performing arts scholarships and was selected to perform in several 20/20 Honors Chamber Music concerts. She was a guest artist on WPAA-TV’s Music with Purpose show and has played at notable venues such as the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Simsbury Historical Society, the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, the Eric Carle Museum, and the Augusta Curtis Cultural Arts Center. Jaclyn is a member of the viola/violin guitar duo 10strings with Melissa Bertellotti and actively plays concerts and special events. She enjoys volunteering and has performed for patients at the Jefferson House at Hartford Hospital and the Hospital for Special Care.

In addition to performing, Jaclyn is very passionate about teaching and has over eight years of professional experience. She currently teaches guitar at the Ethel Walker School and Martocchio Music in Simsbury, the Community School of the Arts in Mansfield, and privately throughout the Hartford area. She was a featured guest teacher running a Technique Workshop at the Connecticut Guitar Society’s Guitar Day, founded the Grace Academy Guitar Department in Hartford, and taught at Soundcrossing Studio, the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and Music & Arts.

As well, Jaclyn founded the Simsbury Historical Society concert series and was the Music Director for two years. She plays a 2009 cedar guitar built by Alan Chapman.