Dr. Joni Jensen is the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Voice at Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX). She conducts 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.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (7)
In the American Choral Directors Association National Graduate Conducting Competition
University of Arizona: D.M.A., Choral Conducting, Minor in Vocal Performance
Brigham Young University: M.M., Choral Conducting
Brigham Young University: B.M., Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Minor in Psychologuy
Media Appearances (2)
From the community: Woodlands Academy Hosts Free Fine Arts Evening May 14
Chicago Tribune online
In addition Microscope's director, senior Chloe Tomkins of Lake Forest, received the festival's Ovation Award which goes to the one student selected to represent the entire festival population of nearly 2,000 participants, in recognition of the leadership skills she presented as well as her sense of caring and community for her group's singers, along with her stellar accomplishment of directing a Gold award choir, and her participation in the orchestra. Senior, Lilly McAveeney, who also received a recognition award will perform her amazing solo in the Kaleidoscope number "El Vito," by Joni Jensen...
Luther College Aurora and Norsemen to perform May 1
Luther College online
Aurora will sing "Psalm 100" by Rene Clauson, "Psalm 23" by Z. Randall Stroope, "Blessing" by Katie Moran Bart, "Jerusalem" arranged by Michael McGlynn and "La Maumariee," a new arrangement of the French folk song by Joni Jensen. The choir will also sing a new composition by Connor Koppin, "The Waters Wrecked the Sky" along with "O Salutaris Hostia" by Erik Esenvalds, featuring soloists Clara Knutson, Luther first-year, and Anna Streeper, Luther first-year...
ABSTRACT: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten were two of the most prominent and popular composers in England in the first half of the twentieth century; however, their musical styles represent two different schools of thought, pastoralism and modernism. Despite their ...