Currently in her 10th season as Principal Flute of the Grand Junction Symphony, Jane Kuenzel is and adjunct faculty member here at Colorado Mesa University. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kuenzel appeared as soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age 15. She continued her musical studies at the Juilliard School as a student of Samuel Baron, the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Robert Willoughby and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of George Hambrecht.
Kuenzel has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. She joined the Minnesota Orchestra on two national tours, performing most recently at Avery Fisher Hall on the Great Performers at Lincoln Center Series under the baton of Osmo Vanska. She has worked under several eminent conductors including Charles Dutoit, James Conlon, Sir Neville Mariner, Leonard Slatkin, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and James DePriest.
Kuenzel has held principal flute positions with the Evansville (Indiana) Philharmonic and the Owensboro (Kentucky) Symphony orchestras, and played two seasons as second flutist of the Charleston (South Carolina) Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with the Charleston Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic and Grand Junction Symphony, and has participated in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Waterloo, and Kneisel Hall Music Festivals as well as the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado.