Jamie Marci has been a freelance horn player and instructor in Connecticut since 1999. Born and raised in the Midwest, she moved to the east coast after completing her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. During her four years in Columbia, she attended the Aspen Music Festival for two summers and studied under John Cerminaro.
The graduate program at the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School brought her to New England, and the freelancing and teaching opportunities have kept her here. She is the principal horn with the New Britain Symphony, principal horn with Wallingford Symphony, second horn with The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and has also played with the Hartford Symphony, the United States Coast Guard Band, the Bridgeport Symphony, the Waterbury Symphony, the Ridgefield Symphony, and for Josh Groban, LeAnn Rimes, and Idnea Menzel.
Marci is the horn instructor at Choate Rosemary Hall and has enjoyed teaching throughout the state for the past 17 years. Students in her studio have been accepted into Connecticut Regional middle and high-school bands and orchestras, as well as the Connecticut All-State band, New England Music Festival, and All-National Honor Band.
Every student has the capacity to learn, perform and enjoy music. While some have higher music aptitudes than others, each student can be successful and attain set goals with the correct motivation, practice structure and repertoire provided.