Significant teachers and mentors:
Jacinda's main teachers in trumpet have been Robert Sullivan and James Thompson. Her most significant mentor was her first trumpet teacher, Leah Schuman, who instilled a love for music from the very beginning.
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
Ms. Ripley's teaching philosophy involves honing the creativity and imagination of her students. She believes that everyone has the ability to play the notes and rhythms, but there is much more on the page. Music (and practicing) is fun, and deserves a creative approach!
Professional affiliations & activities:
Jacinda is currently a member of Northshore Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Mallory Thompson. She also is apart of Lake Shore Brass, a brass quintet formed in association with Northwestern University in 2016.
Interests outside of music:
Jacinda's other interests include: coffee drinking, exploring new places, and reading biographies.
Favorite composer or piece to play:
Smetana's Ma Vlast is Ms. Ripley's favorite piece to listen to and perform. This symphonic poem has brought her closer to her Czech roots, and the beautiful melodies and harmonies never get old.