A violist possessing “ravishing strength” (ConcertoNet),
Jocelin Pan enjoys a diverse career as both a performing
and teaching artist. As a prominent performer in New York City, she promotes the music of living composers across diverse genres. Jocelin has appeared and recorded for film, television, jazz, classical, and pop projects. From Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden, she engages audiences with an eclectic array of musical styles. She currently holds the viola chair at Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway. She has played in numerous theatrical productions and previously held the viola chair for several years at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Jocelin also subs at the Metropolitan Opera.
An acclaimed soloist, Jocelin gave the U.S. premiere of Andrew Ford's Viola Concerto The Unquiet Grave with the New Juilliard Ensemble and "played the solo part with great sensitivity to texture" (The New York Times). She also led the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra in an un-conducted performance of Joan Tower’s viola concerto Purple Rhapsody. A proponent of contemporary classical music, Jocelin co-founded Ensemble Échappé. She assembled a team of new music visionaries committed to reshaping the contemporary concert experience. EÉ programs works from emerging to established composers of the 20th and 21st century.
Jocelin is a member of the viola faculty at The Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program.
As an artist-educator, Jocelin is committed to inspiring musical excellence through private instruction and mentorship. She also teaches piano at The Nightingale-Bamford School to students of all ages and levels. Jocelin encourages the exploration of musical study through creative curiosity and imagination. As a founding member of the teaching ensemble Milestone Trio, Jocelin co-designed interactive concerts and classroom workshops for schools throughout Manhattan. The ensemble's curriculum emphasizes active listening through storytelling and musical interpretation of diverse repertoire. Previous teaching positions include Saint David's School and Harmony Program.
A graduate of The Juilliard School (BM, MM), Jocelin was awarded the William Schuman Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. Jocelin is grateful to many teachers and mentors during her formative years of study. Her primary instructors were Heidi Castleman, Robert Vernon, Misha Amory, and Ingrid Hutman.