Jasmine Watkins

Arts Education Specialist

Jasmine Watkins (she/her) is a performer-scholar and cellist from Atlanta, Georgia. She combines her academic, professional, and community engagement work to drive social change. Jasmine has served as a teaching artist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) Sound Discoveries School Residency program where she developed a music education curriculum for four Cincinnati Public Schools, promoting arts integration. As a researcher, she reframes neglected ethnomusicological topics relevant to the Black community and makes them accessible through conference presentations.

With a strong educational background, including a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from West Virginia University and a Master of Music in Music Performance from Miami University, Jasmine is now pursuing a Master in Arts Management at American University in Washington, DC. When she’s not working, she enjoys playing video games, spending time with her 10-year-old chihuahua/terrier mix Charlie, and watching reality TV.