Master Chief Musician Amy Jarjoura
Master Chief Musician Amy Jarjoura, a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, became involved in music at an early age. She attended Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia and studied with Laura Ardan, principal clarinetist in the Atlanta Symphony. In 1990, she earned a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied with Robert Listokin. In 2015, she completed a Master of Management from the University of Maryland University College.
While working on her undergraduate degree, Jarjoura performed in the Winston-Salem Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Hickory Orchestra, and the Asheville Symphony. After completing her education, she relocated to Arlington, Texas, where she taught private clarinet studies in the Arlington Independent School System. During that time, she studied with Andy Crisanti, and performed in area orchestras.
In October 1992, Jarjoura auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. Following recruit training at RTC, Orlando, she reported for duty as clarinetist with the marching band and ceremonial units. Jarjoura is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, Rhode Island (Class 168, Khaki). Additionally, she serves as Administrative Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Manager.