Jenny is teaching Piano Technique, Accompanist/Soloist Collaboration, conducting Jazz Choir and World Music Choir.
"I learned so much. She is an excellent director, lively, inspirational, kind and highly experienced." Participant, 2013 LFM camp
"Really knows her subject, great interpersonal skills and leadership" Participant, 2013 LFM camp
Jenny is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the VOCA Chorus of Toronto. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario (MusBac, B.Ed), where she studied piano with Gwen Beamish and choral conducting with Deral Johnson.
She has had a richly varied career as a professional musician, which has included almost 40 years as a collaborative pianist, coach, clinician and teacher; accompanist and composer for dance and theatre productions; vocalist with the Toronto vocal jazz sextet "Union Station", as well as back-up singer and keyboardist on 2 recordings; performer with several ensembles in Toronto (including the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Operetta Theatre and the Orpheus Choir of Toronto); and choral conductor and arranger.
She was the collaborative pianist with singer Patricia O'Callaghan on her debut CD, “Youkali,” which received a 'Critic's Choice' review in Billboard Magazine.
Jenny's choral arrangements have been performed by VOCA, the Jubilate Singers and the Bach Children’s Chorus, as well as by several choirs in the U.S. She has been invited to conduct several choral workshops with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and CAMMAC Toronto, as well as with local and regional ensembles.
In May 2015, Jenny had the honour of co-conducting a group of 85 choristers from 6 different provinces, including almost 40 singers from the VOCA Chorus of Toronto, at NYC's legendary Carnegie Hall.
In October 2016, Jenny and the VOCA Chorus of Toronto were thrilled to welcome the world-renowned composer, pianist and recording artist, Ola Gjeilo as their fall clinician. Mr. Gjeilo then invited Jenny to assemble a group of choristers to perform in a concert dedicated to his works - with full orchestra, and with the composer at the piano - in April 2018 ... at Carnegie Hall!
Jenny and VOCA are also thrilled to be the subject of the feature article in the 'Choral Scene' pages of WholeNote Magazine's April issue, p. 31 - 33.
Next music campAugust 9 - 16, 2020 ~~~read NEWS here~~~
* La Scena Musicale, 2019 * Boost Your Vocal Skills, 2018 * CBC Radio interview, 2018 * Jazz and World Music, 2017 * Spotlight on Strings, 2016 * Active Senior’s Digest, 2016* The Link, 2016 * Toronto Life, 2016 * Musical America, 2016* A Choral Experience, 2015* Everything Zoomer, 2015 * CAA Magazine, 2015* Reader’s Digest, 2014* Making Music Magazine, 2011* The Music Scene, 2011
Lake Field Music camp for adult amateurs
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