A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jennifer McNeil began playing guitar at the age of twelve under the tutelage of Lawrence Long. She continued her studies at Vanderbilt University, where she studied with John Johns (BM, 2006). She then spent five years in book publishing, acting as senior editor of nonfiction books at Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville. In 2011, Jennifer relocated to Boston’s New England Conservatory to pursue a master’s degree in guitar with Eliot Fisk, where she graduated with honors in 2013. She is the winner of a 2013 Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship, and will soon be relocating to Brussels to continue her musical studies. Alongside her life in guitar, she works as a freelance editor and writer for publishing houses, educational institutions, and journals.