Jenny is teaching 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 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 40 singers from the VOCA Chorus of Toronto, at NYC's legendary Carnegie Hall.
In 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 an April 2018 concert of his works with orchestra, and the composer at the piano - 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. They are also honoured to have been invited to perform at Roy Thomson Hall in their Choir & Organ Series on April 9, 2020. They'll be featuring a world premiere by renowned Cree composer Andrew Balfour at this performance.
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* Ludwig van Toronto, 2020 * 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
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