Jessica Oudin joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's viola section in January 2011. Previously, she served as Principal Viola for both the Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) and CityMusic Cleveland, and was a frequent substitute musician with the Cleveland Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Oudin has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has collaborated with renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman at both Carnegie Hall and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. With the Kashii String Quartet, she was a Silver Medalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and has served on the chamber music faculty for the Innsbrook Music Institute and the Yellow Barn Music School Young Artist Program. Recently, Ms. Oudin has appeared as a soloist with CityMusic Cleveland and the Canton Symphony. Honors include the Horace and Marie Arnold Prize in Viola Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), Alumni Association Artistic Achievement Award (CIM), Darius Milhaud Award (CIM), and top prizes at the Corpus Christi International Young Artists' Competition. Festival appearances include the International Musicians' Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), Sarasota Music Festival, Yellow Barn, Music@Menlo, Perlman Chamber Music Program, and Aspen Music Festival.
Ms. Oudin graduated with high honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of Jeffrey Irvine, and holds a master's degree from the Juilliard School, where she was a teaching assistant to Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. Further studies were undertaken at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student in the Professional Studies Program under the tutelage of Robert Vernon.""""