Jessica Harrie is active as a freelance clarinetist and teacher in the Columbus, Ohio area. She has served the ICA in various capacities since early 2016 and now serves as the executive director of operations and associate editor of The Clarinet journal. She is a member of the ICA editorial board for submissions and also served on the Artistic Leadership Team for ClarinetFest® 2019, which was held in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Jessica is the D’Addario Reserve Method Clinician for the state of Ohio.
Harrie received her DMA in performance from Michigan State University, her MA in performance from Middle Tennessee State University and her BM in music education and performance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her primary teachers include Guy Yehuda, Ted Oien, Caroline Hartig, Todd Waldecker and Gary Sperl. Harrie has performed throughout the US, Puerto Rico, China, Hong Kong, Belgium, France and Seoul, South Korea.
Outside of her solo performances, Harrie is a founding member of the Vier Vrienden Clarinet Quartet and the Mementos Trio (clarinet, cello and piano) and she works to promote music, both old and new for these ensembles. As part of her DMA research, Harrie founded the Clarinet Ensemble Music Wiki, a resource to help clarinetists and teachers select level-appropriate music for small to large clarinet ensembles. Harrie also released the mobile application, Clarinet Fingering Companion, which is available in the Google Play store and the iOS store.