Dr. Jennifer Muehrcke currently teaches Applied Woodwinds at Campbell University. Dr. Muehrcke’s primary instruments include oboe, clarinet, bassoon, English horn, saxophone, flute and voice as a Soprano/ Mezzo Soprano. She has taught as a woodwinds and voice specialist for 25 years. At the college and university levels, she has taught Applied and Class Woodwinds, Woodwind Methods and Chamber Music. As well as Applied and Class Voice, Voice Methods, Chorus, Aural Skills, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Jazz, and Music Fundamentals. Some of the institutions that she has taught through have included Campbell University, Mount Olive University, the University of Washington, Louisiana State University, Cape Fear Community College, Nash Community College, Brunswick Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Louisiana State University’s Academy of Music, Seattle Center of Music, and the Cascade Youth Orchestra.
Throughout her lifetime, Dr. Jennifer Muehrcke has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and large ensemble member. Her musical travels have taken her to Africa, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In the US she has performed in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington DC. Dr. Muehrcke currently performs professional throughout North and South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and Maryland. Prior to living in North Carolina, Dr. Muehrcke was a tenured member of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (WA) and has performed with the New World Symphony (FL), Stellenbouch International Music Festival (South Africa), Bowdoin International Festival Orchestra (ME), and Ohio Light Opera (OH).
Dr. Muehrcke has also served as a clinician for students and professional musicians alike ranging in age from the middle school student to the retired community member. She has worked with bands, orchestras, and choruses throughout North Carolina, Washington, Ohio, and Louisiana. Her research specialization and master class focus areas include performance anxiety, audition success, and music entrepreneurship. Dr. Muehrcke has two cats that are avid music lovers named Maestro and Grace. In her leisure time she enjoys hiking, camping, visiting new national parks and countries, learning new languages, photography, reading, exercising, prepping food, and Tae Kwon Do.
Dr. Muehrcke is grateful for the support of family and peers, and fortunate to have received the guidance of tremendous mentors, colleagues, family, and friends throughout her lifetime, including: Danna Sundet, Nathan Hughes, Dr. Steven Morrison, Julie Sweeney, Regina Sweeney, Rosemary Sweeney, Elise Belk, Andria Brennan, Linda Strommen, Jeff Rathbun, John Mack, Bruce Carpenter, Felix Skowronek, Diane McCloskey, Sarah McGaughey, Cecilia Bartoli, Rob Knopper, and Noa Kageyama. Dr. Muehrcke holds degrees from the University of Washington (DMA), Louisiana State University (MM- Woodwinds) and Kent State University (BM).