The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville’s Artist-in-Residence for the 2018-2019 season are Anne McKennon, Composer and Ann Ouellette, Contemporary Quilter.

Anne McKennon, Composer

Anne is a freelance composer and flutist in Jacksonville, Florida. She can be found playing anything from orchestral music to rock-n-roll and Irish jigs, tin whistle included. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Jacksonville University where she studied under Dr. Jian-jun He. Most of Ms. McKennon’s compositions have been focused on chamber music with an affinity for duets. “Emergence” is her first orchestral piece, commissioned by the Jacksonville University Orchestra as part of the 2016 Delius Composition Award. Inspired by Prokofiev, her “Ollie the Alligator” is a narrated musical story for concert band or orchestra and narrator.


Ann Ouellette, Contemporary Quilter

Although I learned to sew and knit at a young age, quilting did not grab my heart and mind until 2016 when I attended Jacksonville QuiltFest. The amazing colors, textures and styles were beyond my imaginings and I was hooked. It was at that point that I began to design and outfit my studio in Murray Hill and I also started to acquire/hoard so many beautiful fabrics! Since then I have been fortunate to experience classes and lectures with nationally known quilters, both online and in person. Attending the Modern Quilt Guild’s national show in 2017 (QuiltCon) was overwhelming and incredibly inspiring at the same time! Color is my driving passion, hence my Instagram name of SewManyColors. I am so excited to keep exploring all that this art form has to offer, and contribute my voice to the growing movement that is contemporary quilting.



For more information on becoming our 2019-2020 artist-in-residence for the orchestra as well as application guidelines, please click here. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2019.