Dr. Jennifer Borkowski combines her career as an international concert flutist with her education in instrumental and vocal pedagogy and sport science. Alongside her worldwide CD release, COMPOSED (Naxos USA) as a solo composer/performer, she publishes academic research as one of a few authors worldwide studying musician’s stamina scientifically. Her work is found in the peer-reviewed academic publications Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Students of Systematic Musicology and The Body is the Message. She is author of Modernizing Practice Paradigms for New Music; Periodization and Peak Performance (2016) published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.
Dr. Borkowski lectures regularly for professional musicians and music teachers at conferences including the College Music Society National Conference (USA) and the interdisciplinary conference, Art in Motion: Musical & Athletic Motor Learning & Performance (Germany). She taught graduate pedagogy seminars at the Longy School of Music of Bard College (USA) and at the Universität Mozarteum Innsbruck (Austria). Most recently, she has worked with teachers of Superar and Sistema Europe, two programs using music for social change, on developing student autonomy.
As a flutist, Jennifer Borkowski performs classical repertoire, newly composed music with extended techniques as well as her own compositions with electronics. She has taught at Westminster Conservatory of Westminster Choir College. In Austria, she has given masterclasses at the Mozarteum, The Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, and a course on flute writing for composers at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna.
She received her bachelor of music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a student of Julius Baker, a master of arts in flute performance as a student of Herbert Weissberg and her doctor of philosophy in instrumental and vocal pedagogy from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria.
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Borkowski’s research and teaching uses theories of practice from sport science and applies those concepts in musical settings. Implications include improving self- efficacy and autonomy in performance and practice.
Composer/Performer Jennifer Borkowski explores ideas of creating highly dissonant yet soothing textures using flute and electronics. She focuses on expanding new music’s circle of listeners through imaginative programming.