Jossalyn Jensen, American violist, began her musical studies at age 4. Her solo debut with orchestra was at the age of 9, and she has since appeared in concert across the United States, Europe, and Asia. She received her Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Jeffrey Irvine and her Master of Music at The Juilliard School, studying with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. She is a laureate of the Fulbright Scholarship to study in France at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP) with Jean Sulem. As an avid orchestral and chamber musician, she has collaborated with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Calliopée as well as with members of the Cleveland, Cavani, and Juilliard String Quartets.
Jossalyn is passionate about teaching and sharing what she has learned with others. Her experience spans 14 years of private teaching, acting as an assistant professor to Jeffrey Irvine, and holding an ear training teaching fellowship at the Juilliard School. Jossalyn believes in tailoring her curriculum to the needs and goals of the student. Her pedagogical philosophy is that the solution to any technical or musical challenge is found through the mutual trust and discovery of student and teacher.