New to the Central Coast, Jessica finds she does not miss Los Angeles traffic…AT ALL. Growing up in a household that only listened to baroque and early classical music, the oboe seemed a logical choice of instrument for her. Oboe became her passion, but she chose mechanical engineering for her livelihood. These days, when she is not travelling internationally selling geothermal power plants, she is on stage with her oboe. This dual life all started at UCLA where she studied both music and engineering. Her primary oboe teachers included Barbara Northcutt and David Weiss. Jessica has played with numerous groups in the Los Angeles area: Los Angeles Music Center Opera, American Youth Symphony, Long Beach Ballet and Los Angeles Symphony to name but a few. She has performed with world-class musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Axe and Zubin Mehta. She currently holds the principal oboe position for the San Luis Obispo Symphony and Symphony of the Vines. Jessica performs with Opera San Luis Obispo as well as other local groups. As an active freelance musician, Jessica remains involved with the LA music scene, and she continues to hold positions in the Downey Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic, and other southern-California orchestras.
San Luis Obispo, CA – David Hamilton, President of the San Luis Obispo Symphony Board of Directors, was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award at the Association of California Symphony Orchestras’ (ACSO) Conference in Los Angeles on July 20, 2017.