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 Associate Professor of Voice at Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX). She conducts two TWU choirs and teaches voice and conducting.
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 honor and festival choirs and serves as a choral clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States. She has most recently conducted all-state ensembles in Oklahoma, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Under her direction, the TWU Concert Choir (women’s chorus) has performed at the Southwest American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA) Conference, the National Collegiate Choral Association Conference (NCCO), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference, and the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) Conference in 2020. Dr. Jensen has several pieces published with Walton Music, including “El Vito,” which was a Texas all-state piece in 2014. She is also the editor of a series at Hal Leonard for advanced women’s choral music and has many pieces published there as well.
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. She conducts mainly in the Dallas, Utah, and Idaho locations. Their album “Millennial Song,” released in October 2019, peaked at 1st place on the Classical Album Billboard Chart.
Aside from her performing and teaching activities, Dr. Jensen has research interests in vocal pedagogy in the choral setting, choral conducting technique, baroque performance practice, women’s chorus literature, and choral arranging.
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