Elizabeth Detweiler Jackson | flute
Elizabeth Detweiler Jackson has received national acclaim for her virtuosic flute playing. A native of Houston, Texas, Elizabeth attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where she graduated with a major in Instrumental Music. Ms. Jackson continued her passion for music by attending the University of North Texas, and graduated in 2000, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance. In May of 2002, Ms. Jackson completed a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 2001, while attending the University of Southern California (USC), Elizabeth won 1st place in the USC Concerto Competition and performed Mozart’s Concerto in D Major with the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra.
In the summer of 2001 she was a Clinician at the Texas Flute Society Festival and also attended and performed in a Flute Master Class given by world-renowned flutist, Göran Marcusson, in Bjertorp, Sweden. While in California, Elizabeth performed with the Los Angeles Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra, the American Youth Symphony of Los Angeles, and The Henry Mancini Institute in Long Beach. In March of 2003, Elizabeth won 1st place in the Mid-South Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition and was a semi-finalist in the Albuquerque Flute Association’s Frank Bowen Competition. She has also performed with the Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and the College Light Opera Company in Cape Cod, MA. In July of 2007, Ms. Jackson performed in the Newport Music Festival with Göran Marcusson and The Colorado Quartet.
From 2002 to 2013, Ms. Jackson held the position of principal flutist in the United States Coast Guard Band in New London, CT. During her time in the Coast Guard Band, Elizabeth performed in local concerts and toured nationally and internationally with the band, performing for various audiences in Taiwan, and in high-profile jobs for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Ms. Jackson currently substitutes with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony and is a member of the Radiance Woodwind Quintet, which was founded in 2006.
Ms. Jackson is proud to say that she now wears two career hats as Flutist and Registered Nurse. In December of 2015, Ms. Jackson graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She currently works as a registered nurse at Lawrence+Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. Her joy for performing and teaching music is now joined with her passion for the art of nursing.