Dr. Jessica Haislip serves as an Instructor of Music at Mississippi State University, where she teaches oboe and History and Appreciation of Music. Prior to joining the music department at Mississippi State, Dr. Haislip served on the faculty of Calvary University, where she taught applied woodwinds, woodwind methods, music theory, music history, and music appreciation.
In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Haislip serves as Principal Oboe of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra (LA). She also performs as a member of Mississippi State's Faculty Woodwind Quintet and as Second Oboe of the Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra. She has held the position of Second Oboe and English Horn of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra in Columbia, Missouri for the annual Hot Summer Nights Music Festival, and she has performed with such ensembles as the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MS), the Corinth Symphony Orchestra (MS), the Kansas City Symphony (MO), the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony (ND), the Mankato Symphony (MN), and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble (MO). Dr. Haislip has appeared as a soloist with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, and the Mississippi State University Wind Ensemble. She frequently performs throughout the region at festivals and conferences including the Music By Women Festival (MS), the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Conference (MS), and New Music on the Bayou (LA).
Dr. Haislip holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree and the Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Concordia College (MN). Her primary teachers include Barbara Bishop and Jennifer Peterson.