Janet Jacobson, Traditional Violin
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Janet Jacobson

Traditional Violin

Janet Jacobson, Traditional Violin

Janet Jacobson is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Violin Performance at the Hartt School as a student of Katie Lansdale and is a member of the Performance 20/20 chamber music program. She holds a Master's degree from the Boston Conservatory where she studied with Irina Muresanu. She has performed solo recitals at the Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as part of the Elderhostel Lecture-Recital Series in Boston as well as chamber music appearances at the Killington Music Festival and at West Virginia University. An active proponent of new music, Ms. Jacobson has performed with contemporary music ensembles such New Music Hartford and is a co-founder of the 016 New Music Ensemble.

Teaching Philosophy

I love playing the violin. I love the exhilaration of communicating something unspoken to an audience. I love the intellectual thrill of solving a technical problem. I love the emotional resonance of learning a great masterpiece. I love sharing that love with students. I want to meet students where they are and help them go where they want to go. For me, it isn’t about winning an audition or even simply having a successful performance. It is about tackling something hard (because playing the violin is really hard!) and not giving up. It’s about steadily climbing a mountain, finally reaching the peak, enjoying the view just enough to see the next, higher peak and gear up for the next climb. I truly believe that through studying a musical instrument, students learn infinitely more than the notes on the page and that their very capacity to learn is increased. I love being part of that.