About Jen Hitt
Jen’s passion in life is music — of all kinds. She’s been singing in choirs since the age of 4. At Rice University she learned to sing opera and studied classical composition, but since she was in Texas, she balanced school work with performing in a folk duo: playing guitar and singing. After college, she worked at House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD where she learned more about Bluegrass, world music and all the instruments that go along with it. She has spent several summers working as a sound engineer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, absorbing all the traditional music the Smithsonian has to offer. Jen also holds a Masters in Music from University of Miami in Media Writing and Production. She was a DJ at KTRU, Houston for 4 years and at WVUM, Miami for 2 years. A Washington DC native, she joined the Bluegrass Country fold in November of 2005 and worked as the Music Content Manager, overseeing all programming for the channel.