Composer - Singer - Harpist - Teacher - Vocal Yogi - Earth-Sound Researcher

Artist biography:

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. 



VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
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).


COMPOSITION:
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.



EDUCATION:

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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