Jennie Ficks fell in love with the horn after discovering it literally by accident in high school, after a gymnastics accident made it impossible to continue on the flute. She has studied with Jim Henry, Gary Green, Jim Perkins and Pamela Howard. Jennie currently plays in the Treasure Valley Concert Band, and has been involved with numerous musical theater productions, rock and traditional operas, pick-up and symphony orchestras and countless chamber ensembles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music/Business from Boise State University, and has worked as an Administrative Assistant 2 in the Department of Music for over ten years. Ms. Ficks enjoys discovering new repertoire at the Humboldt State University Chamber Music Workshop each July, and playing horn with and for other music lovers in her free time.
Jennie has been organizing musicians and her own music library almost continuously since 1974. She presented three gala concerts on National Cancer Survivors Day in 2003, 2004 and 2005 as a tribute to her late brother, Bill, and to raise money to help those currently battling the disease through the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Nalen Fund. Jennie has served in both volunteer and paid music positions as a musician and staff member for the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, the Treasure Valley Youth Symphony, Boise State University student ensembles, Boise State University’s Summer Chamber Music Camp, the Hymns of Thanksgiving Orchestra, Humboldt State University’s Chamber Music Workshop, Boise Music Week, numerous church music groups, and several brass and wind quintets.