From Sebastopol, Calif., Jennifer Bloch joined the KSO in 1999 to play the viola. She had previously performed at several music festivals, including festivals in Aspen, Colo., Interlochen, Mich., and Round Top, Texas. She was also a faculty member of the Amherst Quartet at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. She attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate degree in viola performance and Indiana University for her master’s degree. She loves to travel, ski, read, and spend time with her family. She also teaches private viola lessons.