jennifer timmins is an experienced flutist and teacher in the melbourne classical music scene.
Master of Music Research (candidate) - Griffith University, Queensland
Professional Performance Programme x 3 years - Australian National Academy of Music
Bachelor of Music (Honours) - First Class - University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Music Performance - University of Auckland
Bachelor of Science - University of Auckland
Jennifer has just completed 3 years at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and is in the last semester of a Griffith University Master of Music Research, supported by a Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship. This project involves investigating strategies for optimising practice efficiency and for maintaining a healthy approach to practice.
Jennifer's particular passion is for collaborating with like-minded musicians in chamber music and orchestral settings. In December 2016 her octet won the highly contested ANAM Chamber Music Competition, playing the Stravinsky Octet. The previous year, her sextet was in the finals of the same competition with the Poulenc Sextet. Highlights of Jennifer's music career so far have been performing the 15-piece arrangement of Mahler's 4th Symphony alongside Ensemble Liaison and preparing Enno Poppe's 75-minute Speicher on bass, alto and C flute with the Elision Ensemble as part of the 2016 Bendigo International Music Festival.
Jennifer is a casual musician with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and is looking forward to making connections with other NZ and Australian orchestras in 2017.
Jennifer is interested in connecting with music communities outside the professional scene - through teaching and playing. In 2016 she was fortunate to be given the opportunity to perform the Mozart D major flute concerto with the Frankston Symphony Orchestra and with the Art of Sound Orchestra in Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral. As a result of the Frankston performance she won second place in the Vera Bradford Concerto Competition. Jennifer also played with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra in 6 performances of Offenbach's comic opera "Le 66" as part of the 2016 Melbourne Comedy Festival.