Jennifer Goss, cellist, is a native of California, where she received her training in the San Francisco Bay area from Margaret Rowell and Irene Sharp, and earned a BA in German and Music from Pacific Union College. Subsequently, she moved to Vienna, Austria, where she studied with Valentin Erben, cellist of the Alban Berg Quartet, and earned a Concert Diploma in Violoncello from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Academy of Music).
While in Vienna, she was active in many chamber ensembles and played in both the ÖRF (Austrian Radio) Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Opera. Upon returning to California, she performed in the Inland Empire, serving as principal cellist of the Redlands Symphony, the Redlands Bowl Orchestra, and the Riverside Symphony. She also taught at the University of California, Riverside. Since 1986, Ms. Goss has been a member of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Orange County. She maintains teaching studios at both the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles and at home in Glendale. She is also active in freelance playing and performing in chamber music concerts. Ms. Goss is a member of ASTA, MTAC, the Los Angeles Violoncello Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda.