Jennifer French Masciulli, French Horn(back to musicians page)
"Actually you never eyeball a horn player. That's one of the real rules. You just don't. They're stuntmen. You don't eyeball stuntmen just before they're about to go near death." - Sir Simon Rattle
Favorite composer(s) to listen to?
Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, and Dmitri Shostakovich
Favorite composer(s) to perform?
Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Paul Hindemith
I recently hiked the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.
If you could blink your eyes and be in a favorite place right now, where would it be?
Sitting on the banks of a creek with rocks and waterfalls.
Hailed as performing with “beautifully committed phrasing” by the Naples Daily News, Jennifer French Masciulli has been a member of the Space Coast Symphony since its inaugural season and currently holds the position of principal horn. She has held the position of 2nd horn with the Southwest Florida Symphony since 2000. She has been an active freelance musician throughout Florida and Georgia, performing with the Sarasota Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, the Albany Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, and several regional orchestras, opera companies, and chamber ensembles. Notably, she has performed in orchestras for Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, the Indigo Girls, and Mannheim Steamroller. In addition, Jennifer was principal horn for a Broadway Revival run of South Pacific in Ft. Myers and has performed as solo horn with TheatreZone, a professional theatre company in Naples, FL, performing such shows as Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind.
After a recent move to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Jennifer has been appointed co-principal horn with the Lancaster Symphony. She has also performed with the Reading Symphony, the Kennett Symphony, and is now a member of the newly formed Pennsylvania Philharmonic. She maintains an active performance schedule in Florida, including a recent performance with the Space Coast Symphony as soloist for Schumann’s Konzertstuck for Four Horns.
Jennifer holds a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Florida, where her principal teacher was Dr. Paul Basler. Jennifer also attended Florida State University as a full scholarship recipient in music performance and studied with Dr. William Capps. Other influential teachers include Ralph Froelich and Michelle Stebleton.