B.Mus (Composition + Performance) - Grant MacEwan
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Jennifer is an active member of the Edmonton musical community. She is a graduate of the Music Composition and Piano Performance programs at Grant MacEwan University and has since developed into a sought-after accompanist, vocalist, composer and arranger. Jennifer’s choral arrangements and compositions have been heard across North America and have even reached audiences in Europe, Australia, Namibia and South Africa. She has recently moved permanently back to Edmonton after living part-time in Los Angeles.
A multi-faceted arranger and composer, Jen's style in influenced by the jazz idiom, as well as contemporary and popular music. Her works also often feature local poets and artists from the Edmonton area. She is often commissioned to write and arrange for youth choirs, high school and community jazz choirs, and beyond.
Don't Be Afraid- SATB, with piano. An arrangement of a song written by Saskatchewan singer/songwriter Allyson Reigh. This arrangement was written in support of the Don't BE Afraidcampaign started by Scott Jones from Newfoundland. A vulnerable piece with a powerful message.
Away From the Roll of the Sea*- SSATBB a capella. Written for the Six Vocal Ensemble based out of London Ontario, this classic Nova Scotian folk song from Allister MacGillivray has solo features for each section of the choir over top the flowing background vocals.
We Are Us- SATB, with piano. An original composition, commissioned for the Kokopelli Choir Association's 20th anniversary. This piece features poetry by Joe Pintauro.
In addition to working as an arranger, Jennifer has also worked as an accompanist for the Kokopelli Choir Association, Victoria School for the Arts, the Mayfield Dinner Theater, the Mascato Coastal Youth Choir from Namibia, as well as many other productions and ensembles.