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Jennifer Cuthbertson - Course Director

Born in Scotland, Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Music Degree under the tutelage of Harry Johnstone at the Ian Tomlin School of Music, Edinburgh Napier University, graduating with first class honours and winning the David Macmillan Brass Prize in 2008. During her time in Edinburgh she enjoyed a variety engagements as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician with ensembles such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Edinburgh Quartet and the Scottish Sinfonia, and artists such as Nicola Benedetti and Julian Lloyd Webber. She also participated in masterclasses with David McClenaghan, Hugh Seenan and Radovan Vlatkovich.

Jennifer relocated to the UAE in 2008 to join the staff at Centre for Musical Arts, where she has enjoyed a diverse range of roles and responsibilities, joining the management team in 2014. She oversees CMA’s vibrant musical workshops programme on top of her teaching commitments. She is also passionate about outreach and charitable work through music, running workshops with volunteers for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), and working with the children of the Green Gecko Project, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

A keen performer, Jennifer works locally with the National Symphony Orchestra, the orchestras of the Dubai Singers and Dubai Chamber Choir, and the Dubai Chamber Orchestra, with whom she was recently invited to perform Mozart’s Third Horn Concerto. She has also enjoyed the chance to perform with ensembles across the G.C.C, particularly Oman and Bahrain.


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