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 Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Choral Activities

Dr. Joni Jensen
Academic Areas:
Choirs, Voice, Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Art Song Literature

Degrees:
D.M.A in Choral Conducting, Minor in Vocal Performance, University of Arizona
M.M. in Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University
B.M. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Minor in Psychology, Brigham Young University, Summa Cum Laude


Phone:
(940) 898-2503
Email: jjensen1@twu.edu

 

Dr. Joni Jensen is the Coordinator of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Voice at Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX). She conducts TWU’s three choirs and teaches voice, conducting, vocal pedagogy and graduate art song literature.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and her Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.  She received her DMA in Choral Conducting, minor in vocal performance, at the University of Arizona. Dr. Jensen studied under renowned conductors and arrangers Dr. Mack Wilberg, Dr. Ronald Staheli, and Dr. Bruce Chamberlain. During her doctoral work, she was a semi-finalist in the American Choral Directors Association national graduate conducting competition in Los Angeles, February 2005. 

Dr. Jensen has conducted numerous festival and community choirs and serves as a choral clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States. Under her direction, the TWU Concert Choir (women’s chorus) recently performed at the 2012 SWACDA conference in Dallas, TX. Students in her voice studio, also consistently achieve success in competitions and leading roles in stage productions. Active as a composer/arranger, her most recent pieces “El Vito” and “I Got a Key” were published by Walton Publishers in the Spring of 2012.

Singing in a solo capacity has also been a large part of Dr. Jensen’s career. She has performed in both operatic and concert events and has particular expertise in baroque music and performance practice.

Aside from her performing and teaching activities, Dr. Jensen has research interests in vocal pedagogy in the choral setting, choral conducting technique, women’s chorus literature, choral arranging, and the choral music of Vaughan Williams, Britten, and Bach.


Related Links:
Concert Choir
Chamber Singers
American Choral Directors Association 
National Association of Teachers of Singing 


Courses numbers and titles:

Undergraduate

MU 2091, 2092, 4091, 4092 Voice
MU 3492 Vocal Pedagogy
MU 3542 Conducting
MU 3551 Concert Choir
MU 3591 Chamber Singers
MU 3601 Advanced Conducting


Graduate

MU 5091, 5092 Voice
MU 5553 Music Literature (Art Song)

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