Jill grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, and it may have been those snowy winters that drew her to Stowe. She and her husband Roger, a law partner in Washington and now New York, built their vacation home in Morrisville in 1985. Her lifelong passion for classical music led her to suggest what became the Stowe Chamber Music Society, of which she is a Committee member. A pianist from the age of 7, Jill majored in music at Smith College, graduating in 1969, and subsequently earned an M.A. in Piano Performance from American University. In addition, she spent many years coaching with three concert pianists; participating in chamber music groups at the Composers’ Conference, Wellesley College and Brandeis; and at Manhattan School of Music. Professionally, she taught piano at Peabody Conservatory Prep Department for one year while living in Baltimore and independently from 1971-1998. She was a choral accompanist at the National Cathedral School in Washington for 13 years, Past President of the Washington Music Teachers Association, and a Board member of the Stowe Music Festival. She is currently a member of the Associated Chamber Music Players. She and Roger have two daughters and four grandchildren. Her other interests include skiing, swimming, kayaking, flower arranging, knitting, art, and books about history.