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Jarrett Threadgill

viola, Nancy and Leslie Abell LA Phil Resident Fellow Chair

About this Artist

Jarrett Threadgill, a Southern California native, began studying music in public school at the age of eight. He graduated from the Orange County High School of the Arts and received his Bachelor of Music degree from Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music. Jarrett spent a year teaching music at Renaissance Arts Academy, a public charter school in Los Angeles. His engagement with these students guided his career development in recognizing the significant impact that equity in music and arts education can have on young children. 

   Jarrett received his master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and was subsequently awarded a teaching assistantship and full-tuition scholarship at the University of Miami to pursue his Artist Diploma. He became a Viola Fellow with the New World Symphony from 2015 through 2018. Additionally, Jarrett was able to participate in an exchange program with the Iberacademy in Medellín, Colombia, renewing his commitment to coaching and mentoring young musicians. 

   Jarrett has performed with many ensemble groups in the United States, as well as around the world. He had the privilege of working under notable conductors, such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Paavo Järvi, Fabio Luisi and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Some past music festivals include the National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, Castleton Festival, Le Domaine Forget in Quebec, and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.  

   An avid chamber musician, Jarrett recently toured in a piano quintet with Lincoln Center Stage aboard a Holland-America cruise line. During the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons, he served as Principal Viola of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and was also afforded opportunities to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Toledo Symphony.  

   Jarrett is thrilled to return to Southern California and honored to be performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen LA Phil Resident Fellow.