JennaMarie Warfield received a BA from Millersville University, where she majored in music performance with flute as her primary instrument. Ms. Warfield currently studies under Julianna Nickel as a masters student at George Mason University, and previously studied with Dr. William Montgomery, Mr. Joel Behrens, Mrs. Lana Behrens, and Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick. She has participated in youth ensembles at Peabody Conservatory, and has assisted directing youth choirs at several churches in the Baltimore area. While at Millersville University, Ms. Warfield has performed in several recitals, at public events, at churches, and was a co-founder of Professional Musicians and Graduate Education Focus Group (PMGE), a student-run group directed towards supporting and preparing musicians to be successful for graduate school and post-school careers. Ms. Warfield was a Finalist in the 2012 Louis Vyner Competition, was selected as a performer for the 2012 Julius Baker Master Class, and performed and was featured in the 12th, 13th and 14th Annual New England Conservatory Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra. Ms. Warfield currently performs with the Mason Symphony Orchestra, Mason Baroque Ensemble, Capital Wind Symphony, Mason Woodwind Quintet and is an alternate for the Columbia Orchestra.
In addition to teaching flute, Ms. Warfield also teaches piano. She has experience working with students of all ages and abilities and was a former tutor and private instructor in the Millersville University Preparatory Program. Ms. Warfield is a passionate performer, musician, and teacher. She strives to share her passion for the beauty and power of music with everyone she teaches. She does this by incorporating singing, movement, music theory and music history in the lessons. She always holds high expectations for herself as a teacher and for her students, but always does so according to their potential and level.
Jack Irby Saxophone
Jack Irby is a native of Richmond, Virginia. At age 11, Jack first picked up the saxophone for his middle school band and has not put it down since. He started off playing the alto saxophone. In high school, through listening to recordings of Pepper Adams, Gerry Mulligan, and Denis DiBlasio, Jack fell in love with the sound of the baritone saxophone and has made it his primary instrument while still maintaining his technique, practice, and performing on the alto and tenor saxophones. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in both music and mathematics from the University of Virginia. In 2016, Jack earned a Master of Music degree, with a jazz studies concentration, from George Mason University where he was privileged to study saxophone and jazz improvisation with lead alto saxophonist of the Airmen of Note Dr. Tyler Kuebler, former Woody Herman Band member Jim Carroll, and guitarist of the U.S. Navy Band Commodores Dr. Shawn Purcell.
Jack plays everything from jazz to rock and funk all over Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. He has performed as a part of the DC Funk Parade and at prominent venues like Blues Alley and the Hylton Performing Arts Center. He can be heard on grammy-nominated bluegrass and country group Dailey & Vincent’s 2015 album Alive! in Concert and as a featured soloist on the 2016 Mason Jazz CD Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Swing. In addition to performing, Jack maintains a private studio and has volunteered at the Sitar Arts Center in Washington D.C. teaching music theory to elementary school children. Jack is passionate about music and wishes to share and cultivate that passion with his students as they grow as musicians.