Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jennifer Frank-Umana is Associate Principal horn of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Before coming to the CPO, Jennifer was a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and an active freelance musician in the Greater Boston and New England Area where she was finishing her graduate studies. She has performed with the Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Portland Symphony, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic and has participated in several music festivals, including the National Repertory Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory. Her principal teachers include Gregory Hustis, Principal horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and James Sommerville, Principal horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other influential teachers include William VerMeulen, Richard Sebring, Julie Landsman, Michelle Baker, and Jennifer Montone.