Building a versatile career as a professional flutist and educator, Dr. Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington is committed to collaborating with distinguished artists, citizens, and thinkers to create inspiring and culturally unifying experiences for communities and artists alike. As a fellow of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect —formerly known as Ensemble ACJW—Jacqueline had innumerable opportunities to accomplish this mission, creating tangible impact as a performer, educator and community advocate. Ensemble Connect is a two-year artistic residency professional classical musicians in the United States combining musical excellence with teaching artistry, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Jacqueline recently completed her doctorate at the Eastman School of Music studying with Bonita Boyd with an additional certificate in World Music. Her former teachers include: Bradley Garner, David Cramer, and Amy Porter.
Equally at home on the orchestral stage, and as a recipient of the William D. Ford Fulbright Grant, Jacqueline was the first American to study extensively with principal flutists of the Berlin Philharmonic Andreas Blau and Emmanuel Pahud. Her training in Berlin initiated her success as an orchestral flutist, leading to performances with major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic and Louisiana Philharmonic.
Jacqueline currently lives in Webster, NY with her husband. Her favorite past times, apart from jamming in chamber music sight-reading sessions, includes: playing with her incredible pets Rosie and Midnight, hiking, and attempting challenging culinary feasts for family and friends