Jennifer Short is an Ottawa native, having performed as second oboe/ English horn of London Symphonia, and Orchestra London, for 25 years.
Jennifer has held full-time principal oboe positions with the Saskatoon Symphony, Orchestra London, Edmonton Symphony, and assistant principal/ English horn with the Calgary Philharmonic. She has performed as guest principal oboe with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic. Jennifer has frequently been featured as a soloist with Orchestra London, on both oboe and English horn. She and her husband, London Symphonia concertmaster Joseph Lanza, have an abiding love of chamber music and have performed together virtually all of the standard chamber repertoire for oboe and strings. Jennifer has spent summers at the New Hampshire, Waterloo (NJ), Banff, Grand Teton, and Aspen Music Festivals.
Jennifer received her high school training at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Academy. She holds a Master of Music Degree in Oboe Performance from the Juilliard School, where she was a full-scholarship student of renowned oboe pedagogue, Elaine Douvas. Jennifer is the grateful recipient of multiple generous awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fund.
In demand as a music festival adjudicator and clinician, Jennifer has taught Oboe Performance at the Faculties of the University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta, and Western University.
Jennifer is a Certified Seniors' Fitness Instructor for the City of London, teaches in-home private piano lessons, and manages her own original handcrafted jewelry design company. The author of over thirty jewelry design tutorials, Jennifer has had her work published in multiple issues of numerous quarterlies as well as in hardcover anthology. She is a figure-skater at the London Skating Club, where she has coached as a Program Assistant.