Jessica Sindell joined The Cleveland Orchestra as assistant principal flutist in October 2018. Prior to winning this audition, she was the solo piccolo player of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. After graduating from the Eastman School of Music, she won her very first orchestral audition at the age of 22 to be principal flute of the Oregon Symphony. Sindell has performed with the Lake Tahoe Music Festival orchestra from 2012-18, acted as principal flute with the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego as well as the Colorado Music Festival. Sindell has performed as a guest principal flutist with several orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony and Seattle Symphony. She has also performed and recorded at the new Tippet Rise Arts Center. During the months of July and August, Sindell looks forward to coaching musicians at the Kent Blossom Music Festival. She has given master classes throughout Ohio, San Francisco, Colorado and Oregon. Outside of the classical scene, Sindell enjoys recording and performing with Pink Martini. 


  • BM, Eastman School of Music; studied with Bonita Boyd