Jessie Nucho Flute Faculty

An avid chamber musician and proponent of new music, San Francisco flutist Jessie Nucho is passionate about sharing her love of music through performing and teaching. Well versed in both the traditional and contemporary repertoire, Jessie is an adventurous performer, combining all styles of music in innovative ways. In recognition of her dynamic stage presence, she received Carnegie Mellon University’s 2010 Harry G. Archer award for excellence in performance. Jessie recently performed at the Berkeley Arts Festival and the Hot Air Music Festival. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Carnegie Mellon University Baroque Ensemble as well as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble. Jessie has premiered more than fifty pieces and continues to commission new works from Bay Area composers.


Jessie enjoys frequent collaborations with musicians from the Bay Area and throughout the country. Most recently, she was a guest performer with the San Francisco-based new music ensemble Wild Rumpus as part of the Legion of Honor Listening Series. Jessie regularly appears with the Fog City Guitar Duo and will be joining them for their upcoming cross-country tour. In 2012, she won the Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions as a member of the Hugo Trio, performing with harpist Natalie Severson and violist Alex Hettinga.


Off the stage, Jessie is devoted to her work as flute teacher and chamber music coach. She is a member of the outreach ensemble Prevailing Winds, performing and coaching flute sectionals and chamber music groups at Bay Area high schools. Jessie was co-producer and artist liaison for the 2015 Hot Air Music Festival, showcasing ensembles from the Bay Area.


Jessie holds a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Tim Day of the San Francisco Symphony. Previous instructors include Alberto Almarza and Jeanne Baxtresser at Carnegie Mellon University.