Goedicke – Concert Etude
Jessica McFarlane (trumpet)
Jess is a pupil at Morrison’s Academy, Crieff. She draws her inspiration from the playing of Louis Armstrong, Alison Balsom and her cousin Josh.
Jess was eight when she began learning the trumpet, studying under Sally Herbert.
At the age of 12 she became the youngest pupil to win the Morrison’s Academy Music Competition, gaining her Grade 8 shortly afterwards. She was also offered a place as a member of the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra that year, and she remains their youngest member.
Currently in S3, this is her second year as a member of Perth Youth Orchestra. With her love of both classical music and jazz, Jess has often commented that she wishes she had been born in the 1920s.
Jessica also plays the piano and guitar and has recently joined Morrison’s Academy Pipe Band on the tenor drum.
Beyond music she enjoys hockey and athletics and is also a keen photographer.