Jennifer Jim is from Modesto, California. She received her undergraduate degree from University of California Los Angeles in Music Education and Ethnomusicology and graduated on the Dean’s list. She attended UCLA as a Regents and Alumni scholar and studied violin performance at Sacramento State University. She has studied violin with Sato Duffy, Leo Reynolds, and is currently studying with Anna Presler. She is the recipient of various musical and academic achievements, including the Modesto Symphony Guild’s Outstanding Musician of Stanislaus County Award, the Modesto City Schools Musician Apprentice of the Year, and has performed at theCalifornia Piano Convention for MTAC. Jennifer is passionate about teaching music through the medium of public school. After graduating from UCLA, she returned to Modesto and began teaching middle school band and orchestra in the Sylvan Union School District. From there, she became the K-12 orchestra director and strings teacher for Modesto City Schools. While with Modesto City Schools, she traveled with her orchestra to perform in Germany and Austria. She is currently the violin and general music instructor for VITA Academy in Esparto, CA and is an instructor and secretary for the Sacramento State University String Project. In addition, she is an ongoing teacher with the Modesto Suzuki Association, having completed her teacher training for volume one with Judy Bossuat. Jennifer has played with various performance ensembles, including the Townsend Opera Players and UCLA Symphony and Philharmonia. When not teaching, Jennifer spends her time with various performance groups. She is currently a member of the Sacramento State Orchestra, as well as numerous chamber groups. She has performed with the Valhalla Quartet for the past two years, which had the honor of receiving the A.J. and Susan Watson scholarship for 2011. Jennifer currently resides in Sacramento CA.