Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Augustana Lutheran Church
Co-hosted by Augustana Arts and the Colorado Women’s Chorale, Kantorei sopranos and altos will join the evening concert of the high school treble choirs in a day that starts with clinics and workshops for area high school sopranos and altos. Our featured guest clinician, Dr. Jennaya Robison, is the Associate Professor of Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Dr. Jennaya Robison, is in demand as a conductor, clinician, and soprano throughout the United States. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) where she conducts Aurora, Collegiate Chorale, and the Luther College Gospel Choir and teaches courses in conducting and vocal pedagogy. This summer she joined the conducting faculty for the summer Master of Music program in choral conducting at Simpson College in partnership with CORO. Prior to moving to Iowa, she was the Artistic Director of Scottsdale Musical Arts, a multi-generational organization comprised of a professional orchestra and choir as well as children’s choirs and youth orchestras. She has taught in public schools in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She is also active as a church musician and serves as Director of Music at First Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa.
Dr. Robison has presented lectures and workshops at national, regional, and state ACDA conferences and state NATS conferences. She has been an invited conductor and clinician at numerous festivals including All State Choirs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, Wisconsin Middle Level Honors Choirs, Alabama Collegiate Honor Choirs, Texas Collegiate Women’s Honor Choir, Montreat Music Conference Festival Choir (North Carolina) and various regional and state honor choirs in Colorado, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She will serve as guest conductor of the Consort Chorale, San Francisco in 2020 and make her Carnegie Hall conducting debut in the summer of 2021.
She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona, the Master of Music in conducting and voice from the University of New Mexico, and the Bachelor of Arts in music from Luther College. She is currently the coordinator of Collegiate Repertoire and Standards and director of Student Activities for the North Central chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Her choral series is published with Pavane Music and additional arrangements and compositions are published by Kjos Music and Morningstar Music.
She resides in Decorah, Iowa with her husband Brett and three children, Elise, Grace, and Benjamin.