Jennie Brent is a cellist and educator from New Haven, CT. She studied with Ole Akahoshi at Manhattan School of Music Pre-college, Peter Wiley at Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Julia Lichten at Manhattan School of Music. Jennie is a passionate chamber musician and was a member of the Annellie String Trio for over a decade. She has performed in venues such as Steinway Hall, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall and Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. She has attended a number of music festivals including Aspen Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Sejong International Music Festival, and the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar. Jennie is a dedicated, Suzuki-certified cello teacher and has been teaching privately for many years, as well as at the Harmony Program in New York City, Festival de Música in San Juán de Colón, Venezuela, the Josiah Quincy Youth Orchestra Program, and Bridge Boston Charter School. She is certified in a method of early-childhood music education, Music Learning Theory, which she has taught at Horizons for Homeless Children and Head Start. From 2017-2018, she served as Co-Artistic Director, Education Coordinator, and cellist of Palaver Strings, a non-profit string ensemble based in Boston, MA. In 2019, Jennie became Lyrica Baroque’s Power of Language Program Manager, which inspired her recent move to New Orleans. In addition to music, Jennie is a certified yoga instructor and loves to explore the ways that music and body awareness can overlap and serve one another.