Affiliate Professor of Music
PAC 63; (360) 650-3749
- Environmental Conservation, ATA: Skagit Valley College
- Professional Studies Diploma: Cleveland Institute of Music
- Bachelor of Music: McGill University
Jennifer Weeks grew up in Montreal, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University and a Graduate Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied under Theodore Baskin of the Montreal Symphony and John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra, respectively. Additional training involved participation in several summer festivals in Canada and the United States, including l’Orchestre des Jeunes du Quebec, the Domaine Forget in Quebec, and the Tanglewood Fellowship Orchestra at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts.
Throughout her professional career, Jennifer has performed with many orchestral and chamber music groups including the Orchestre Symphonique du Quebec, Les Violons du Roi, l’Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, the Canadian Opera Company, The National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian National Arts Center Orchestra, the Sarasota Opera Company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Seattle Symphony.
Jennifer served as principal oboist with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, Canada, before moving to the west coast. During her five-year tenure in Kingston she was a member of the adjunct music faculty at Queen’s University.
In order to explore a life that did not involve making oboe reeds, Jennifer took a hiatus from the oboe and returned to school. She completed a degree in Environmental Science at Skagit Valley College and worked for 4 years in the Natural Resource Department of the Samish Indian Nation. Unable, however, to resist her love of making music and the elusive dream of the perfect reed, Jennifer eventually returned to playing and teaching oboe. She is currently an affiliate faculty member with Western Washington University’s music department, is a member of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, loves playing chamber music with local musicians, is an instructor at the Peterson Conservatory of Music and Art in Mount Vernon, WA, and maintains a small private studio in Bellingham, WA.