Hailed as "a deft, smooth flute soloist" by the New York Times, Jennifer Grim's remarkable depth and breadth as a performer of solo and chamber repertoire has gained broad national acclaim. She has performed with such renowned ensembles as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble and is the flutist of the award-winning Zéphyros Winds and the New York Chamber Soloists. She also serves as principal flute of the Mozart Orchestra of New York and the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra, and she has given solo and chamber performances throughout the United States, as well as in China, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, the Netherlands, and Spain.
Grim has performed as a soloist with the Frost Wind Ensemble, Lviv Philharmonic, Boca Raton Symphonia, Frost Wind Ensemble, UNLV Symphony Orchestra, Henderson Symphony Orchestra, and the Vermont Summer Music Festival, among others. As a guest artist, she has performed with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, and the American String Quartet with harpist Nancy Allen. With Zéphyros Winds, Grim recently performed the American premiere of the Wolfgang Rihm Wind Quintet in New York City at the Music in Midtown Chamber Music Series. The ensemble has also held residencies at the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Stanford University, Yale School of Music, San Francisco State University, Brigham Young University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Skidmore College, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Brandeis University.
An avid baroque flutist, Grim studied with renowned artists in New York, Boston, and Amsterdam and is a member of Cosmopolitan Baroque. The ensemble has been in residence at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Dixie State College. In demand as a clinician, she has given masterclasses across the country, specializing in both solo and chamber music.
In 2012, Grim founded the UNLV Chamber Music Society, an organization that presents concerts performed by UNLV faculty as well as esteemed chamber ensembles such as the Ying Quartet, Boston Brass, Horszowski Trio, American String Quartet, and many others. She is also a passionate advocate of diversity initiatives in the field of classical music, and has curated concerts featuring African American, Latin American, and Latino composers. Grim was recently awarded a Provost Research Award from the University of Miami for an upcoming recording project of the works of Valerie Coleman, Alvin Singleton, David Sanford, Allison Loggins-Hull, and Diego Vega. She has also worked with the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) National Festival, which invites students from El Sistema inspired programs across the United States to perform in a national youth orchestra performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Grim is currently an associate professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She previously served on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for twelve years, and in 2017, she was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award from the UNLV College of Fine Arts. A native of Berkeley, California, Grim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and master's and doctor of musical arts degrees from Yale University. Grim currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chamber Music America and is the Program Chair for the National Flute Association 2021 Annual Convention in Washington, DC.
Join renowned flutist Jennifer Grim in conversation as she shares her inspiring life story following a four-course gourmet dinner paired with a specially curated selection of wines. Vintners Robin and Andréa McBride of the McBride Sisters Wine Company will also speak about their work. Celebrating the accomplishments of nationally recognized female artists and women working in the wine business, Women in the Arts at The Meritage is a special event speaker series which takes place in an exclusive and intimate setting at The Meritage Resort and Spa.