About

Charleston Symphony Principal Flutist Known for her rich tone, Miyazawa Artist Jessica Hull-Dambaugh has quickly established herself as an avid orchestral flutist, chamber musician, and teacher. She is currently the Principal Flutist of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina, a position she has held since 2004. Jessica has previously held both Flute and Piccolo positions with the Central City Opera Orchestra in Colorado, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra as Principal Flute, and has performed frequently with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra in Washington, DC. She enjoys performing locally in various chamber ensembles, maintains a private teaching studio, and is an active member of the South Carolina Flute Society Board.

Jessica has most recently appeared as a featured soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the Bar Harbor Music Festival (ME), the Charleston Bach Festival, the Kiawah Arts Council Recital Series, the National Flute Association annual convention, and numerous Piccolo Spoleto Festival performances as part of their Spotlight concert series. She was also recently a featured guest and clinician as a part of the Crane School of Music Alumni Recital series.  She has attended the prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Orchestral Academy in Germany, the Music Academy of the West (CA), the National Orchestral Institute (MD), and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas Orchestral Training Institute. Through these and additional opportunities, she has performed throughout Europe, the Netherlands, China, South America, and Latin America.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Jessica received her B.M. in Flute Performance and Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where she was a student of Ken Andrews. As a full scholarship and graduate assistantship recipient, she earned her M.M. in Flute Performance at Carnegie Mellon University where she was a student of Jeanne Baxtresser, Retired Principal Flutist of the N.Y. Philharmonic. Additional teachers include Alberto Almarza, Jennifer Conner, and Robert Bush. She currently plays a Miyazawa Boston Classic RH-9k Gold Flute with Silver Keys. Outside of music, Jessica teaches various classes per week as a group fitness instructor and also enjoys spending time with her husband, Sean, and their two sons, Kyle and Jake.