Jennifer started playing the piano and violin at the age of 5 under the tutelage of her mother, Carolyn Southworth
. She trained Classically at Brigham Young University - Idaho, where she obtained a music degree in Performing Arts/Piano Pedagogy. She won the silver medal in her university‘s concerto competition, performing Prokofiev‘s 3rd Piano Concerto – one of the most technically difficult concertos ever written for the piano. Jennifer has enjoyed many opportunities to perform, including being a featured concerto soloist with Salt Lake City‘s Murray Symphony on the MacDowell Piano Concerto No 2, performing in the Seattle Composer‘s Salon at Benaroya Hall, being a regular featured soloist at Seattle‘s historic Roosevelt Hotel, working with the Seattle Symphony, and performing as a violinist for the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. Jennifer also spent 3 years as a featured soloist for the Temple Square Concert Series on historic Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.