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Dr. Jennifer A. Borkowski



Education                                                                                                                     

Doctor philosophiae (Dr.phil.) Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy, Advisors: Prof. Dr. Adina Mornell und Prof. Dr. Christian Utz, “From Simple to Complex: Extended Techniques for Flute; Incentive to Integrate Cognitive and Kinaesthetic Learning in University Programs,” Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, November 2008

Magistra artium (Mag.art.) with excellence, Concert Studies in Flute, Master Thesis, “Neue Spieltechniken für die Querflöte,” (New Playing Techniques for the Flute) Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria, 2005

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) summa cum laude, Music Performance, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1993


Pedagogical Projects                                                                                                                

2017 - 2018 Pedagogical Advisor, Teacher Education and Pedagogical Evaluation for Superar. Teaching practice was evaluated with regard to democratic teaching techniques and classroom management. The result is a clearer representation of the mission statement during classes and better communication with school leadership. Superar, an initiative of the Vienna Boys Choir, The Vienna Konzerthaus and Caritas, offers high quality music instruction, free of charge, to students who have no other access to the arts.

2011-2014 - Consultant for program development, Voices Boston. By greatly varying the rehearsals, this pedagogical model was able to dispel myths that talent defines the future and that music is only for those who can handle the pressure. Enrolment increased by 51,6%, boys increased from one in seven to one in three, both older and younger children joined as well as children with special needs. Most notable was that this inclusive choir increased their collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and at the Tanglewood Institute.

Teaching

University

Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, MA, Guest Lecturer for Graduate Students in Music Education, 2012-2015

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Oberschützen Expositur, Austria, Flute Masterclass in Extended Techniques, 2007

Private Schools and Music Schools

American International School Vienna, Flute, 2002- present

Westminster Conservatory of Music of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ. Flute and Chamber Music, 1998-2002

Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn, NY., Flute and Chamber Music, 2001-2002

George School, Newtown, PA. Flute and Chamber Music,  2000-2002

Volunteer Music Teacher for Adults with severe Cerebral Palsy, Woods Services, Langhorne, PA, 1988-1989

Lectures and Workshops

Inklusion und Spitzenleistung – Geht Doch! (Inclusion and Excellence – It Works!) All Inclusive? International Symposium for an inclusive music and dance pedagogy, Universität Mozarteum, Innsbruck, 2018

Hold that Thought: Feedback as a Catalyst of Change, Superar General Assembly, Vienna, 2016

Building Technique - Building the Self, Sistema Europe General Assembly, Vienna, 2016

Inclusion and Excellence Through Periodization and Democratization of a Children’s Choir, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Art in Motion, Munich, 2016


Moderne Spieltechnicken für Komponisten der Querflöte (Modern Playing Techniques for Composers of Fute)  Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Vienna, 2016


Peak Performance: It’s in the Timing at Performing Under Pressure - International and Interdisciplinary Symposium: 46th Annual General Assembly and Symposium for Sport Psychology, Munich, 2014

Workshop, Neue Spieltechniken = Neues Training, (New Playing Techniques = New Training) Universität Mozarteum, Innsbruck, 2014

Changing Practice Paradigms, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, 2014

Intentional Breathlessness in Composition, Pedagogy and Performance, College Music Society National Conference, Cambridge, MA, 2013

New Approaches from Performance Science, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA , 2013

Changing Practice Paradigms, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA 2012


Poster, Fit to Play: The fitness effect on

physically challenging flute repertoire, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Art in Motion, Munich, 2010


Flute masterclass at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz for students of Dieter Flury, 2010


Issues of Stamina in New Music: Answers from Sports Science, Karl Franzens

Univesität Graz - SysMus, International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology, 2008


Guest Workshop at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Extended techniques for flute for students of Herbert Weissberg, 2007

Performances (selected)

Performances with Havard Pro Musica; Boston University Center for New Music;  Parma Recordings - CD Recording of Orchestral Works; Collaboration with Salvatore Sciarrino. Orchestra positions: 1997-2002 Riverside Symphonia, NJ, Piccolo, Mariusz Smolij, Conductor; 1996-2001 Princeton Chamber Symphony, NJ, 2.Flute, Mark Laycock, Conductor;1993-1994, 2.Flute, Symphony in C, Alan Gilbert Conductor (formerly Haddonfield Symphony) Numerous concerts in the area including performances for more than 5,000 people with live video and audio recordings, and in Carnegie Hall.

Europe - Performances as a guest artist with the Klangforum Wien under Mark Foster, regular ensemble member of Ensemble Zeitfluss Graz; Co-founder of Ensemble Vienna Nova – World premieres of chamber operas in Italy and Vienna as well as chamber opera in Theater LEO; CD/DVD Recordings with Peter Ablinger, Performance at Steirischer Herbst; Work with Ensemble Resonanz und Johannes Kalitzke in Darmstadt, Germany.

                                                                                                 

 

©2021 by Jennifer Borkowski
photos by Maria Frodl