Violin, String Ensemble
B.M., Texas Christian University; M.M., Hartt School of Music
A dedicated teacher of violin and chamber music, Jessica Foskitt is committed to enriching her students’ lives by developing their musical ability and sensitivity. Mrs. Foskitt has completed extensive training in Suzuki Pedagogy ranging from her long-term training with Teri Einfeldt at the Hartt School to short-term training with Pat D’Ercole, Craig Timmerman, Marilyn O’Boyle, and Gilda Barston. She has a private studio and coaches chamber music at the University of Hartford where she coached the string trio awarded first prize in the 2011 Rayburn Chamber Music Competition. In addition to teaching at Hartt, Mrs. Foskitt also teaches violin at Bay Path College, Westfield State University, and as a member of the West End String Quartet, runs the chamber music program at Wesleyan University and is quartet-in-residence at the Hartt Community Division. Other teaching experience includes teaching at the Intermountain Suzuki Strings Institute, The Chicago Suzuki Institute, Strings by the Sea, The David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar, Simsbury Academy of the Arts, and Hartt Summer Master classes. Mrs. Foskitt received her MM from the University of Hartford in violin performance with an emphasis on Suzuki pedagogy and her BM from Texas Christian University. Her primary teachers include Burton Kaplan, Katie Lansdale, Curt Thompson, Delmar Pettys and Stephanie Arado
Mrs. Foskitt has performed throughout Europe and the Americas. Highlights of her career include performing with Musica Las Marinas in Brasil, collaborating with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Toluca, in Mexico and soloing with a chamber orchestra at the Hartt School of Music. Currently an active performer in the Springfield area, Mrs. Foskitt is a founding member of the West End String Quartet, a group that strives to bring new and uncommon repertoire to their concerts pairing them with traditional works. She also performs with the Springfield, Hartford, and New Haven symphony orchestras as well as with Infinitango, a Hartford based-tango ensemble. In addition to teaching and playing the violin, Mrs. Foskitt enjoys gardening, playing soccer and spending time at the beach.