Jenece is a composer, singer, harpist, Reiki Master Teacher, Vocal Yogi, Earth-Sound Researcher, professional music copyist, and teacher of composition, voice, Vocal Yoga, and piano.
An accomplished performer, Jenece is experienced in classical, jazz, experimental/improvisatory, and contemporary art music performance. Some highlights of vocal performances include: ICETank in New York City, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Westminster Church Choir and Schola, Harmonia Chamber Singers, Blossom Festival Chorus, Babel experimental vocal ensemble, Viriditas women’s chorus, Buffalo Improvisers Orchestra and Lawrence “Butch” Morris, Beyond/In Western New York International Arts Exposition, Abraxas New Music Ensemble, Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, Surround: Audio/Visual multimedia performances, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo Infringement Festival, and in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Scotland).
Diverse groups and soloists worldwide have commissioned and performed Jenece's music, including the the New York Virtuoso Singers, pianist Alison d’Amato, soprano Tony Arnold, cellist Jonathan Golove, Clarence High School Chorale, Quince Vocal Ensemble, Abraxas New Music Ensemble, Season String Quartet, Westminster Presbyterian Church choir, Barton Workshop, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Holland/Weissman Duo, the harp/flute duo of Jocelyn Chang and Michael Leese, La Catrina String Quartet, itch contemporary ensemble of Brevard Music Festival, University of Akron Woodwind Quintet, University at Buffalo Woodwind Quintet, and the Bowling Green State University Theatre Department,
Jenece regularly works with dancers, actors, and performance artists to create interdisciplinary multimedia performance works.
Jenece served as Composer-in-Residence, Associate Conductor, and Staff Singer for the Westminster Presbyterian Church choir of Buffalo, NY under the direction of Garrett Martin.
Jenece earned the Ph.D in Music Composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Master of Music degrees in Music Composition and Vocal Performance from the University of Akron, and the Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology from Bowling Green State University. Her studies in ethnomusicology led her to study Balinese Gamelan music with Pak Wayan Suweca on the island of Bali, Indonesia. She studied voice with Tony Arnold and Deborah Kavasch and music composition with Marilyn Shrude, Burton Beerman, Donald Wilson, Wallace DePue, Jeffrey Stadelman, and David Felder. She has participated in workshops, festivals, and summer programs such as the June in Buffalo Festival, Summer in Sombor program in Serbia, Brevard Music Center, and the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall.
Jenece is a certified teacher of the Heather Lyle Vocal Yoga Method.®
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