Jessica Petrasek

Jessica Petrasek, flute (San Antonio, TX), currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned her Master of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she studied with Leone Buyse on a full scholarship. She graduated from Princeton University in the spring of 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and a Certificate in Music Performance. Jessica is the Principal Flutist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Piccolo and 2nd Flute player of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and a substitute flutist for the Kansas City Symphony. In the summer of 2013, she placed third in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. In 2007, she performed at the Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She was a Miyazawa Flutes Emerging Artist from 2008-2013. Jessica has participated in the Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center. She has performed under  James Levine, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Leonard Slatkin, and Oliver Knussen. Past Yellow Barn musician 2016.