Dr Jennie Joy Porton attended the Royal College of Music a ‘year early’ aged 17, on the Joint Principal Study pathway, on clarinet and saxophone. She also took a semester of study on clarinet at the Universitat Mozarteum, Salzburg, and received intensive saxophone training in New York from Dr Paul Cohen (of Manhattan School of Music).
As a freelancer, Jennie enjoys a varied performance career. She was a member of the orchestra for Matthew Bourne’s world premiere production of Romeo and Juliet, with a residency in Sadler’s Wells, live performance screening in cinemas across the UK and UK tour. Other notable performing work includes Miss Saigon UK/Ireland tour, and the UK leg of Idina Menzel’s world tour (venues including Wembley Arena). Jennie works regularly with Welsh National Opera and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, on both clarinet and saxophone. She also freelances in London’s West End.
As a teacher, Jennie teaches saxophone and clarinet/saxophone doubling, and supervises students on academic projects. She has also worked in a teaching/coaching capacity at the New York Summer Music Festival.
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