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Jennifer Kennard

Adjunct Professor of Flute

Dr. Jennifer C. Kennard is the adjunct Professor of Flute of the Concordia University, St. Paul Music Department, where she has taught since 2010.  In her teaching at Concordia, Dr. Kennard seeks to address both the technical component of flute playing as well as the musical and historical aspects of music, resulting in students who have a solid mastery of technique, an understanding of the historical context of their music, and the ability to express themselves and connect to the audience through their performances.

Dr. Kennard has taught in various capacities for over 15 years; her teaching experience includes flute lessons, flute choir, band, chorus, music theory, and music history.  As an orchestral musician, Dr. Kennard has performed with the Minnesota, Chautauqua, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and West Shore symphony orchestras and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  She has performed as a solo and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Australia.

ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

D.M.A., flute performance, Michigan State University (2006)

  • Teaching Assistant: Inter-arts and humanities courses (Music and Culture, Music of Africa and African-American Music)
  • Concert soloist: Michigan State Philharmonic Orchestra

M.M., flute performance, Michigan State University (1996)

B.M. (magna cum laude), music education and flute performance, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam (1993)

  • Certification area: K-12 general and instrumental music

ACADEMIC FOCUS

Applied Flute, Chamber Music

CAREER HIGHLIGHT

It is remarkably rewarding to watch the personal, professional, and musical growth of my students over the course of our four years together.  To see the relatively young and inexperienced person who enters my studio as a Freshman grow into the responsible, engaging , and capable adult they are by their last year is one of my greatest joys.

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