MM Student in Wind Conducting
BM, BME, BSJ, Northwestern University
A native of Novi, Michigan, Jen Hepp is currently pursuing her masters degree in Wind Conducting at the UMKC Conservatory under Professor Steve Davis. Prior to attending UMKC, Jen served as a band director in Houston, Texas at Klein Cain High School in Klein ISD. During her time at Klein Cain, she served as the head director for the Concert Band and Varsity Band, and assisted with instruction for the Klein Cain Marching Band, as well as all other ensembles and aspects of the program. She also co-led training and guidance programs for the Klein Cain Student Leadership Team.
Jen holds Bachelor’s degrees from Northwestern University in Music Education, Trumpet Performance and Journalism. During her time at Northwestern, Jennifer performed for three years with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. Mallory Thompson and was recognized as a Theodore Presser Scholar. She also performed as an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Jen marched with The Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 2016 as the featured trumpet soloist, and served as a member of the brass staff for the corps for four years. She is also currently on the faculty of the Crossroads Drum Major and Leadership Clinic, and is passionate about teaching musical leadership through conducting and expression to young students.