Jennifer Gerth is in her 25th season as principal clarinet of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra. A substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra since 1995, she also performs with the Minnesota Opera, VocalEssence, Northrup Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theater and Mill City Opera. Jennifer performed and toured with the Minnesota Contemporary Ensemble and cofounded The Prospect Park Players, a chamber music group that enjoyed a 7 year residency at Hamline University. An avid lover of chamber music, she has played 20 seasons at the Festival of the Lakes Chamber music festival.
Fall of 2021 begins Ms. Gerth’s 31st year teaching at the collegiate level. She previously taught at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Olaf College, St. Cloud State University, Augsburg College, and Gustavus Adolphus College. She has performed masterclasses and concerts throughout the midwest and has appeared as a repeated guest clinician at Midwest Musical Imports’ Clarinet Day. She was teacher (15 years) and faculty soloist at the Birch Creek Summer Performance Center in Door County, WI. Jennifer currently teaches at the University of St. Thomas (since 2000) the University of Minnesota (since 2017) and will be re-joining the faculty of CSB/SJU in January 2022. She also maintains a private studio.