jennifer timmins is an experienced flutist and educator 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 Timmins is a freelance musician with a passion for both performing and teaching. In 2016 she completed three years of study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). She is currently completing a Master of Music Research degree at Griffith University under the tutelage of Virginia Taylor and Eve Newsome, supported by a Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
Jennifer’s particular passion is for collaborating with like-minded musicians in chamber music and orchestral settings. In December 2016 her octet won the ANAM Chamber Music Competition, playing the Stravinsky Octet. Highlights of her 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 also interested in connecting with music communities outside the professional scene - through teaching and playing. In 2017 she spent 7 weeks touring with Opera Australia, which involved conducting music workshops with young people in regional centres, as well as performances of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in 16 towns throughout VIC, NSW, QLD, WA and NT.
Jennifer is on the casual musician list for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and is looking forward to making connections with other NZ and Australian orchestras in 2018.