Jennifer “Jenny” Rucker earned both her Bachelors and Masters of Music Education degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a member of the Cimarron Wind Quintet, The Edmond Chamber Orchestra, The Lyric Theatre Orchestra, the Pollard Theatre Orchestra and the American Federation of Musicians Local 375-703. She is a retired Band Director, and is currently an adjunct clarinet instructor at The University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian University and has a highly successful private clarinet studio at her home in Edmond.
Jenny Rucker has been principal clarinetist with the Oklahoma Community Orchestra since its inception in 1982. She is a frequent substitute for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, playing clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone. In addition, Jennifer has competed in the International Clarinet Association’s “Clarinetfest” Orchestral Excerpt Competitions, where in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010, was chosen as a semifinalist, and in 2007, won second place in Vancouver, B.C..
Jenny Rucker is currently the President, of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra. She is also the personnel manager. Jenny has served on the orchestra board as President, Vice President and President in past years.