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Jennifer Wilsey
percussionist, improviser, composer, and educator
Jennifer Wilsey - percussionist, improviser, composer, and educator - currently performs with improvising ensembles The Bloom (with W. Allaudin Mathieu and George Marsh), Timeless Pulse (with Pauline Oliveros, Thomas Buckner, George Marsh, and David Wessel), Gestaltish (Rachel Condry, Gretchen Jude, and Jacob Peck), and Ensemble Luna (Christopher Luna, Rachel Condry, Nava Dunkelman, Jacob Peck, and Jeanie-Aprille Tang).

In addition to activities as a concert percussionist, Jennifer's projects have included work with The Good Sound Band, Wrestling Worms, Petr Kotik and the SEM Ensemble, Stuart Dempster, and Anna Halprin, among others.

Jennifer's recordings can be heard on the Deep Listening, Mutable, Cold Mountain Music, Public Eyesore Records, and Pitch-A-Tent labels. She received her BA in Music from UC Santa Cruz and MFA in Performance and Literature with Improvisation Specialization from Mills College (with the Margaret Lyon Prize), and is a Deep Listening Certificate holder. As an educator, Jennifer teaches percussion, percussion pedagogy, and directs the Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble at Sonoma State University.

At Mills College she teaches Advanced Musicianship while serving as the Musicianship Program Supervisor. She also maintains a private studio, offering creative music lessons in Santa Rosa and Oakland, California.