Jessica Warren

Jessica Warren

Jessica Warren

Lecturer in Music



Dr. Jessica Warren teaches oboe as Lecturer in Music at George Washington University. She is an in-demand orchestral performer, chamber musician, and teacher throughout the United States. Dr. Warren appears regularly with ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Virginia Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 and 2018, she performed as an oboe fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and has performed with the New World Symphony, as well as an Associate Member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. In previous summers, she performed as a member of the Castleton Festival Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Brevard Music Center.

In addition to her teaching at GW, Dr. Warren regularly appears as guest lecturer for students at Indiana University, Boston University, and New England Conservatory. She has worked with advanced high school oboists at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Ongoing precollege teaching engagements include the DC Youth Orchestra Program, Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra, and the Potomac School in McLean, VA.

Dr. Warren currently serves as the News of Interest Coordinator for The Double Reed, the journal of the International Double Reed Society. She is also an Associate Director of Partnerships for Through the Staff, an equity-focused organization providing virtual lessons, classes, and mentorship for high school students in the United States.

A specialist in teaching reedmaking, her dissertation, "Significant Learning as Reedmaking Pedagogy", evaluated and reimagined collegiate reedmaking curricula. She regularly presents lectures and masterclasses in the area of mindfulness in reedmaking and practicing. She is a gouging machine repair specialist for Harvard Double Reeds and teaches gouging machine repair and maintenance to oboists throughout the country. 

Dr. Warren earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying under John Ferrillo. She was a student of Linda Strommen at Indiana University, where she received a Performer Diploma and Master of Music degree, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ohio State University, where she studied with Robert Sorton. She currently lives, performs, and teaches in Washington, D.C.