Chief Musician Elizabeth Detweiler Jackson, flute, has received national acclaim for her virtuosic playing. MUC Jackson won first prize in the 2003 Mid-South Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition and was a semi-finalist in the 2003 Albuquerque Flute Association’s Frank Bowen Competition. In 2002, she was asked to perform for the Leni FeBland Foundation in Santa Barbara and was a finalist in the Carmel Music Society Instrumental Competition in Carmel, California. She claimed first prize in the University of Southern California Concerto Competition and performed Mozart’s Concerto in D Major, K. 314, with the Thornton Chamber Orchestra in September 2001, and was awarded second place in the Pasadena Solo Instrumental Competition in 2000.
MUC Jackson has won positions with the Colorado College Music Festival and the American Wind Symphony, and she served as second flute in the American Youth Symphony of Los Angeles. She has also played with the Los Angeles Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra; the Henry Mancini Institute in Long Beach, California; Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas; and the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Massachusetts. In 2001, she was a clinician at the Texas Flute Society Festival and also attended a masterclass given by Göran Marcusson in Bjertorp, Sweden. MUC Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in 2000, where she was awarded a Wind Studies Scholarship for four years of study with flutist Terri Sundberg. In May 2002, she completed a master’s degree in flute performance at the University of Southern California, where she received a Dean’s Music Scholarship and studied with James Walker. MUC Jackson became co-principal flute of the United States Coast Guard Band in 2002.