Double bassist Jena Huebner, the daughter of a music educator mother and a physics professor father, was born in Southern California but grew up in Jacksonville, FL. She did her undergraduate studies with the renowned pedagogue Lawrence Hurst at Indiana University, where she also pursued her interests in ballet and early music. Jena’s graduate degree was done at the Peabody Institute with Harold Robinson, Principal Bassist of The Philadelphia Orchestra. While in Baltimore, MD, she had the privilege of playing in the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Peabody Early Music Ensemble, National Repertory Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Jena served as Assistant Principal Bassist for the Knoxville Chamber and Symphony Orchestras in Tennessee for three years. After relocating to Louisville, KY, she performed regularly with the Louisville Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, and Louisville Mandolin Orchestra, while also making appearances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and in her hometown with the Jacksonville Symphony. In 2000, Jena became a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra double bass section. Here in Columbus, she also has had the opportunity to perform with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and has been a featured soloist with the Otterbein University Symphony Orchestra.
When not engaged in musical pursuits, Jena enjoys vegetarian cooking, sewing, fitness, seeking beautiful natural settings, the wide variety of activities involved in parenting her two sons, and her pets. She also has developed a passion for home renovation, which has led her to pursue getting a real estate license.