Joni Jensen, DMA
Professor of Voice, Director of Choral Activities, Interim Coordinator of Vocal Studies
Academic Areas: Choirs, Voice, Conducting
DMA in Choral Conducting, Minor in Vocal Performance, University of Arizona
MM in Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University
BM in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Minor in Psychology, Brigham Young University, Summa Cum Laude
Dr. Joni Jensen is the Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Voice at Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX). She conducts two TWU choirs and teaches voice, conducting, and rehearsal techniques.
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.
Dr. Jensen has conducted numerous festival, honor, 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) has performed at the 2012 SWACDA conference in Dallas, TX and the 2017 NCCO conference in Baton Rouge, LA. Active as a composer/arranger, she has several pieces published with Walton Music including “El Vito,” which has been an all-state selection across the nation. She is also the editor of the “Joni Jensen Choral Series” at Hal Leonard for advanced women’s choral music, and has several pieces published there.
Dr. Jensen is also an Associate Musical Director of the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras (MCO). MCO is a multi-location community organization, the largest of its kind in the world, and promotes the highest quality of sacred music for all ages and all faiths. She conducts in locations in Texas, Idaho, California, Utah, and Arizona. Each location has six choirs ranging from children to adults as well an orchestra. MCO released their album “Amazing Grace” in October 2016, which peaked at 3rd on the Classical Album Billboard Chart. In the summer of 2019, they will be performing three solo concerts in Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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.
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