Through individually-developed lessons, I work with each student using solo-based repertoire as the basis for instruction in all elements of music, including history, theory, interpretation, and technique. Scales and études are approached musically, and serve to underscore mastery of the repertoire. Duets are standard in every lesson; they are always fun to play and playing with a 2nd voice helps increase focus on intonation. My students get the benefit of a professional flutist, an active performer, a teaching specialist: modeling good practices, giving feedback and encouragement, sharing secret techniques, and mentoring their personal development as a musician.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jennifer Gallegos began playing flute in church with a group of lively musicians. She learned new music playing by ear, harmonizing and improvising over melodies. Her formal training began under Loretta Contino at Jordan School of the Arts at Butler University at age 11, and continued her studies in woodwinds with Alice Akins at the Center for Performing Arts in Indianapolis. Gallegos trained with Rebecca Maag at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in Flute Performance (1987-1990). She received her BA in Education from Belmont Abbey College, (Summa cum laude 1998), and earned her Graduate Certification in Kodály Music (New York University) in 2001.
Since 1990, Gallegos has maintained a busy career as a freelance performer and teacher throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Her versatility and playing style has led the way to play for Grammy Award Winner Nestor Torres, Gato Barbieri, Carol Wincenc, Michel Debost, and Amy Porter. Recent recordings of Gallegos can be heard on Echoes of Your Heart (2016), 500 Years (2010), Dance of the Brujas (2008), and El Viajero (2006). At the Moonlight Jazz Festival on St. John in the USVI, Gallegos opened for Nestor Torres and Gato Barbieri in 2005 and 2007, and she continues to perform chamber music, large concerts, and festivals throughout the United States and Caribbean.
In 2016, Gallegos founded Bon Temps, a duo featuring Impressionist music, Early American Jazz, and French café melodies composed through the turn of the 20th century. Bon Temps takes the most adored songs of this era, motifs inspired by tonalities and colors from the Far East, flavored with the new sound of Jazz, and weaves a tapestry of emotion, luminosity and textured soundscapes which warm the soul and transports the listener to another time and place,
Gallegos is a freelance artist, studio musician, and featured performer with Classical Music Indy, Desert Echoes Flute Project, and owns and operates Chica Fluta Studio. Gallegos most recently served as the Director of Orchestras at BASIS Peoria in Arizona, leading masterclasses, sectionals, and adjudicating regional and state festivals and competitions. More information about bookings and lessons can be found at chicaflutastudio.com or call (concealed information)
30 minute lesson for $30
45 minute lesson for $40
60 minute lesson for $50
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING EXPERIENCE
Jazz Vespers (2002, 2004); St. John Moonlight Jazz Festival (2005, 2007); Sunset Jazz Festival (2006, 2008); Penrod Art Festival (2017); Indy Jazz Fest (2017). Opened for and performed with: Nestor Torres, Gato Barbieri, Dave Valentin, Hilario Durán, Jonathon Edwards, Elvis Pedro, Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, Pressure, Afra, Steven Katz, David James, Kurt Schindler, and Mavis Staples. Featured performer with Classical Music Indy (2015 – 2018)
MUSIC THERAPY & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Community Health Cancer Treatment Center; The Barrington of Carmel Senior Community; Eskenazi Hospital Music Program, Manor Care Assisted Living of Summer Trace; Meadow Brook Senior Living
CHAMBER & ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE
Desert Echoes Flute Project; Desert Echoes Chamber Ensemble; Arizona Wind Symphony; Freelance orchestral flutist; Candlelight Chamber Series, flute, viola, piano, US Virgin Islands; Charlotte Repertory Orchestra; Gardner-Webb University; Charlotte, NC; CCM Symphony Orchestra; Repertoire Quartet; Cincinnati, OH
WORLD PREMIERS & RECORDINGS
LOVE. In Revolution by Bon Temps (release date TBA 2020); Krummholz Variations by Oliver Caplan (2016); Sailing Away by Scott Pfitzinger (2012); Echoes of Your Heart (2016), 500 Years (2009), Dance of the Brujas (2008), El Viajero (2006)
BON TEMPS: melding music, art, and literature from 1870’s – 1940’s of cross-continental classical, jazz, café, and Latin music; original arrangements for flute, alto, piccolo, percussion, and piano. Performing concerts, festivals, and community programs locally, throughout the United States, and the Caribbean
ELECTRIC FLUTE: exploring and interpreting music of all genres through acoustic and electrified flute, using pedals and amplification
RECENT FEATURES & BROADCASTS
Art of the Matter: Featured Artists Bon Temps; NPR on WFYI; TBA May 2017 The Jazz Kitchen: Headline Act: Bon Temps; March 2017 Classical Music Indy: Highlighted Female Performer; March 2017 Indianapolis Recorder: Artist Spotlight Bon Temps; February 2017 Classical Revolution at the Chatterbox: Bon Temps; February, August 2017
American Federation of Musicians; National Flute Association; Greater Indianapolis Flute Club; National Federation of Music Clubs; National Association for Music Educators; Arizona Flute Society EMPLOYMENT Chica Fluta Studio, Owner Lessons, Clinics, Coaching (2004 – present) Adjunct Flute Specialist & Adjudicator Arizona Music Educators Association Arizona Youth Orchestra Greater Indianapolis Flute Club Indiana Youth Symphony Department Chair for the Visual & Performing Arts The Good Hope School, St. Croix, USVI (2002 – 2003) Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC (1998 – 2002); authored and published Kodály music curriculum
New York University, New York, NY Kodály Music, Graduate Certificate, (1999 – 2001), Summa Cum Laude Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC Bachelor Arts in Education, (1995 – 1998), Summa Cum Laude College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Flute Performance, (1987 – 1990)
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