Harvard University Department of Music Newsletter

Vol. 18 No. 2, Summer 2019

Harvard’s Kirkland House, Fall 2018.

Harvard’s Kirkland House, Fall 2018.

There are some things we only learn by doing, and performing is one of them. Curating and producing your own show is an ambitious, dangerous, necessary and utterly miraculous thing that every young musician must learn to navigate courageously, responsibly and collaboratively. Jessica Shand’s Nineteen Hertz was a stellar example of what a first foray into cultural production can look like when artists are in charge.
— Claire Chase, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

THE HARVARD GAZETTE

January 30th, 2019

Massenet’s  Cendrillon  performed by Harvard College Opera in January-February 2019.

Massenet’s Cendrillon performed by Harvard College Opera in January-February 2019.

The massive work...reflects much of what makes the [Harvard College Opera] company’s productions so special and unusual: undergraduate students drawn to the arts, regardless of their experience, coming together to feed their passion while working as a team to produce a high-quality opera.
— Juan Siliezar, The Harvard Gazette

Interview with From the Top

November 28th, 2017

After playing the first movement of the Feld Sonata on Show #343 in 2017, I returned to take part in From the Top’s Note4Note campaign to support young composers and performers of their music. I also shared some thoughts in an interview, which is now available here!

Speaking to Christopher O’Riley live on  From the Top.

Speaking to Christopher O’Riley live on From the Top.


5280 magazine

June 2017 issue

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An early love of Johann Sebastian Bach’s flute sonatas drove this young musician to her woodwind instrument. So far, she’s racked up plenty of national and international accolades ...
— Emily Williams, 5280 Magazine

the Colorado springs gazette’s best & brightest 2017

May 5th, 2017

Shand is excited about her upcoming plans.
”I’m looking forward to it,” she said.
”Boston will be very different.”
— Ellie Cole, The Colorado Springs Gazette

THE MORNING SUN

April 22nd, 2016

O’Brien had won state and division woodwind contests before moving up to the national competition. He lost to Jessica Shand, who he became friends with at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Northern Michigan last summer.

“We were joking, saying ‘What if we came in first and second?’ and then we did,” O’Brien said, laughing.
— Kelly Rocheleau, The Morning Sun

THE COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE

January 5th, 2016

The city has a rising flute player in its midst ... one gets the idea she would have gravitated toward a life of music no matter what instrument it was.
— Jennifer Mulson, The Colorado Springs Gazette
Flowers in Maroon Bells, Colorado.

Flowers in Maroon Bells, Colorado.