2018 MusiciansJenna Schijf

Jenna recently left ANAM to further pursue her career.

Jenna commenced her music education on the piano at age six. She began learning the bassoon in high school after being offered a scholarship to learn the instrument, even though she didn’t really know what it was at the time. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Classical Music Performance at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2014, studying with Jane Kircher-Lindner and Adam Mikulicz.

Jenna lived in Sydney for eighteen months to study privately with Matthew Wilkie, Associate Principal Bassoon of the Sydney Symphony. In 2016 she sought inspiration and travelled to Europe to participate in summer academies in Spain, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. She had lessons and performed in masterclasses with many world-class bassoonists, including Sophie Dartigalongue and Ole Kristian Dahl.

Jenna is a casual musician with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with other ensembles including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Australia, and Arcadia Winds. 

Jenna has been involved in many Australian Youth Orchestra programs from 2013-2016 including AYO Seasons, National Music Camps, the AYO and TSO Fellowship, and Chamber Players. In 2015 she was the Principal Bassoonist and also the recipient of the Accenture Australia Scholarship. Jenna is also passionate about teaching and has taught in some of Perth’s most prestigious schools and privately in Sydney and Melbourne.

2018 is Jenna’s second year at ANAM. She is excited to utilise more of the performance opportunities that ANAM has on offer and further hone her skills as a player with her teacher and MSO Associate Principal Bassoon Elise Millman.

Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Andrew Boyle, Bill Burdett AM and Sandra Burdett, M Elizabeth Douglas, Christina and Terry Hart, Sheila Hirst and Kym Thompson, Ian Hogarth and Peter Larsen, Bill Kean

Image by Pia Johnson

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