Higdon, Jennifer (Elaine)
- Christina L. Reitz
(b Brooklyn, NY, Dec 31, 1962).
American composer and flutist. Higdon spent her early childhood in Atlanta, Georgia until the age of ten, when her family relocated to Seymour, Tennessee. At age fourteen, she began her initial applied music training as a percussionist in the marching band; shortly thereafter, Higdon became self-taught on the flute and subsequently attended Bowling Green State University as a flute performance major studying with Judith Bentley. The latter initially encouraged Higdon in composition, which resulted in her first work, ...