Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence

June 26 – July 31, 2021

Jennifer Puckett

JENNIFER PUCKETT is principal violist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Prior to her tenure in Memphis, she completed three years with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. She has been on the faculty of EMF since 2005. Puckett has been teaching private lessons since 1996. She has taught with different Suzuki programs and is the founder of the East Memphis Music Academy. Her private studio lessons include violin and viola students of all ages. She received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Alabama. Some of the summer music festivals she attended are the Aspen Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto USA, and the Brevard Music Center. The Aspen Music Festival led her to the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she received her master’s degree in viola performance. She has played with many other orchestras including the Colorado Symphony, Alabama Symphony, and the Arizona Music Festival. In addition to the Memphis Symphony, her leadership experience includes principal viola with the New World Symphony and throughout her college career as concertmaster, principal second violin and principal viola.