Jennifer has been playing the harp for over twenty years. She began playing the harp as a music therapy intern. She loved the idea of using the soothing sounds of the harp to help patients deal with pain and has spent many hours playing at bedside for hospice patients and withdrawn nursing home residents. It wasn't long before Jennifer was requested to play for church services, receptions, and weddings. She has played for the 2005 and 2006 Arbor Day Celebration in Nebraska City, the 2005 Silent Auction and Wine tasting for local support group Charlie Brown's Kids, a benefit concert for the Child Advocacy Center the Christmas Eve service at Calvary Methodist church, special entertainment for a variety of local retirement homes, and for a number of weddings in beautiful outdoor settings such as the Doane College Amphitheatre, Capitol Beach Lake, the Pillars at Pioneer Park, and the Sunken Gardens. Jennifer also appeared at the James Arthur Vineyards Renaissance Festival and the Nebraska Renaissance Faire. She has performed as part of the City of Lincoln's "That's Entertainment" series and the Celebrate Lincoln Ethnic Festival. She also plays at local coffee shops as a soloist and with the Lincoln Celtic Player and Good Folk ensembles.
Jennifer Bailey currently teaches 5-12 orchestra at Lincoln Christian School and teaches
a full private music studio of flute and piano students. She is co-director of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir and she is also an active member of the Lincoln Music Teachers Association. She performs with Coro di Flauti, a flute choir composed of professional flutists in the Lincoln area, as well as with Jennifer Buehler, harpist, in the Prairie Flute & Harp Duo, and with her husband in the Bailey Flute Duo.
She earned a Master of Music degree (2005) in flute performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied with Dr. John Bailey (no relation). She was a graduate teaching assistant in the flute studio where she taught flute methods, private lessons, and assisted other music professors. Her previous positions include teaching 4-8 grade band and orchestra in Grand Forks, ND and serving as principal flutist of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony. Jennifer holds bachelor degrees in music education and speech-language- pathology from the University of North Dakota. Her previous flute instructors include Dr. Christine Beard - University of Nebraska-Omaha, Debora Harris -Concordia College, Moorhead MN, and Sharon Boschee - University of North Dakota.
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