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.

Schedule

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Jaclyn is currently working on a new solo concert program. Stay tuned!


Past Events (partial listing)

May 26 | Aria Banquet Hall
3:45 pm, 10strings Performance, Wedding Ceremony (private)

May 2, 2018 | The Hartt School 
8:00pm, Masters Chamber Recital
Assisted by Zixuan Yan (flute), Gris Moreno (viola), & Catherine O’Kelly (guitar)
fb-logo Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

April 21, 2018 | The Steam Boiler Room at Hilliard Mills
10:00am, CT Guitar Society Guitarrathon! 
Featuring Zixuan Yan (flute), Gris Moreno (viola)
642 Hilliard St, Manchester, CT 06042

April 15, 2018 | Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
9:30 am, Masterclass with Celil Refik Kaya
Featuring Zixuan Yan (flute), Gris Moreno (viola)
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

April 13, 2018 | Hamilton Heights
8:00 pm, Masters Chamber Recital
Featuring Zixuan Yan (flute), Gris Moreno (viola), & Catherine O’Kelly (guitar)
1 Hamilton Heights Dr, West Hartford, CT

April 9, 2018 | The Hartt School
7:30pm, Zixuan Yan’s Artist Diploma Recital
Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

April 5, 2018 | The Hartt School
8:00pm, Evening with Guitar Concert
Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

March 15, 2018 | The Hartt School
6:00pm, Chamber Music Competition with Zixuan Yan (Flute)
Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

March 14, 2018 | The McAuley
11:30am, Chamber Performance (private)

February 3, 2018 | Seabury Life
3:30pm, Solo Concert (private)

February 1, 2018 | The Hartt School
8:00pm, Evening with Guitar Concert
Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

January 24, 2018 | The Ethel Walker School
11:30am, Faculty Showcase (Solo)
230 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury, CT

January 21, 2018| The Norfolk Library
3:00 pm, Hartford Classical Guitar Ensemble (Chamber)
9 Greenwoods Rd East, Norfolk, CT 06058

January 14, 2018 | Hamilton Heights
2:00 pm, Hartford Classical Guitar Ensemble (Solo and Chamber)
1 Hamilton Heights Dr, West Hartford, CT

November 30, 2017 | The Hartt School
8:00pm, Evening with Guitar Concert (Solo)
Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

November 16, 2017  |  McCarter & English
5:45pm, 10strings Performance (private)

November 4, 2017 | 19Main
4:00 pm, Wedding Ceremony (private)

November 2, 2017 | The Hartt School
8:00pm, Evening with Guitar Concert (Solo and Chamber)
Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

October 16, 2017 | The Hartt School
9:30am, Masterclass with Antigoni Goni
Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

October 5, 2017 | The Hartt School
8:00pm, Evening with Guitar Concert (Chamber)
Berkman Recital Hall, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

September 10 & 24, 2017 | Simsbury Public Library
“Poetry at the Pond” Event
2:00pm, Solo Music
725 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT

September 23, 2017 | Broadview Community Church
2:00pm, 10strings Performance, Wedding Ceremony (private)

August 25, 2017 | Wickham Park
5:00 pm, 10strings Performance, Wedding Ceremony (private)

6:00pm, Decorative Arts Council Event (private)

May 20, 2017 | Hamilton Heights
1:00 pm, Hartford Classical Guitar Ensemble (Solo and Ensemble)
1 Hamilton Heights Dr, West Hartford, CT

January 20, 2017 | Simsbury Public Library
8:00pm, Solo Concert
Program Room (150), 725 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT
fb-logo Free to the public, registration is requested

January 17, 2017  | Klekolo World Coffee 

7:00pm, Solo Music
fb-logo  181 Court St, Middletown, CT

December 18, 2016  |  Jefferson House at Hartford Hospital 
2:30pm, Volunteer Performance

December 11, 2016  |  Hamilton Heights
2:00pm, Hartford Classical Guitar Ensemble (Solo, Trio, and Ensemble)
1 Hamilton Heights Dr, West Hartford, CT

December 1, 2016  |  Town & County Club
6:00pm, Costume & Textile Society Event (private)

November 29, 2016  |  Klekolo World Coffee
7:00 pm, Solo Music
fb-logo  181 Court St, Middletown, CT

November 16, 2016  |  McCarter & English
5:45pm, 10strings Performance
Charitable Sponsorship Awards for Local Urban Gardeners (private)

November 13, 2016  | Passiflora Tearoom & Herbal Apothecary
1:30 pm, Solo Music
526 Main Street, New Hartford, CT

November 9, 2016  |  Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
5:00pm, Solo Music, Lecture Series
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT

November 1, 2016  |  Concerts with Causes
7:00 pm, TV Performance and Interview (with live studio audience)
fb-logo  WPAA-TV 28,  So. Orchard St, Wallingford, CT

October 22, 2016   |   Simsbury Historical Society
7:00 pm, Solo Concert
fb-logo  800 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT

October 21, 2016   |   The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
8:00 pm, Solo Set, Split Concert with Jann Klose
fb-logo  605 Main Street, Middletown, CT

October 7, 2016    |   Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
5:00pm, 10strings Performance, Wedding Ceremony (private)

September 27, 2016  | Hospital for Special Care
4:30pm, Volunteer Performance

August 21, 2016  | Jefferson House at Hartford Hospital
11:00am, Volunteer Performance