Jane Kittredge began studying the violin at age four. Earning both Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees at the Mannes College of Music, Jane's principle teachers have been Sally Thomas, Lucie Robert, Laurie Smukler and Garrett Fischbach. Her solo performance engagements, orchestral tours and chamber festival appearances have brought her across the United States, throughout Mexico, London, Beijing, Italy, Canada and the French Alps.
Based in Shelburne, Vermont, Jane can be seen and heard performing with a variety of ensembles including the Vermont Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, the DCINY Orchestra, Opera North, the Dartmouth Symphony and Handel Society of Dartmouth College, the Middlebury Bach Festival, the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, Vermont Quarantine Collective, and on a number of albums put forth by Vermont singer-songwriters. An avid educator, Jane is an Artist faculty member at the University of Vermont, maintains a small private studio, and regularly coaches the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association strings. She is an active member of Vermont's arts community boards and search committees, and has been on the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival Board since 2019.
Jane's classical training has allowed her to perform in a number music styles ranging from early Baroque to folk, jazz rock to pop, and everything in between. Listen for Jane on albums by Steve Hartmann, Josh Panda, Henry Jamison, and Joseph Pensak. She can also be heard on the soundtrack to the 2016 comedy-drama film, “The Fundamentals of Caring.” Jane appeared at the 2019 Grand Point North Festival with the indie-rock band, Lucius. Throughout the months of performance suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jane regularly performed for the Charlotte Congregational Church's weekly streamed worship services.
In 2020, Jane received a number of performing arts grants including the New Music Solidarity Fund, Vermont Arts Council Rapid Relief Fund, Burlington City Arts Artist Relief Fund, and the Seven Star Arts Center. Throughout the COVID pandemic, Jane has participated in a number of virtual concerts, such as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's "Music For Days Like This" series. In the winters of both '20 and '21, she curated, hosted, and performed in two Vermont Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble series' developed and performed for clients of assisted living facilities across Vermont.
A native of Middlesex, Vermont, Jane is the youngest of five children. When not playing, Jane loves to run, sing, hike, cook, dance, spoil her nieces and nephews, and shamelessly indulge in her addiction to European Soccer.