Jennifer has worked in new music in Canada for over thirty years. As artistic director of Continuum (Toronto), she was involved in commissioning new work from composers, presenting concerts, touring, recording, and mounting international projects such as SHIFT Festival of Canadian and Dutch music, film and literature. She also created and ran Composing for a Change, an audience engagement project first mounted with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Jennifer grew up in Gatineau Hills, Quebec, where she was effectively raised by rocks, trees and the experimental house her family lived in. She trained as flutist in Canada, England and France, before landing in Toronto where she performed freelance and was on faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She is now a freelance artistic producer currently organizing Trace, a project that pulls together groups from across Canada and the Netherlands expressing in myriad concerts and events in 2020 the musical links between the two countries. Jennifer also write YA and children’s fiction, is care-giver for an elderly mother, and divides her time unequally between in Dundas, Ontario and Amsterdam.