Jessica Harrie is active as a freelance clarinetist and teacher in the Columbus, Ohio area. She serves as the associate editor of The Clarinet journal as well as assistant to the executive director of operations. She is a member of the ICA editorial board for submissions and is a 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 recently in 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. She also performs with the Columbus based ensemble Phoenix Down RPG.
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.