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Jennifer Carpenter, recorders

Jennifer’s love for the recorder began while earning her Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her pursuit of early music studies brought her to study at the University of North Texas where she received her Master of Music degree in musicology with an emphasis in performance practice and is ABD (all but dissertation) for her PhD in the same field from UNT. As a recorder player, Jennifer performs regularly as a soloist and in early music ensembles in both Texas and Colorado. She enjoys teaching as much as performing. In addition to teaching private lessons and coaching ensembles, Jennifer regularly serves on the faculty of early music workshops throughout the west and southwest. Her enthusiasm for working with amateur recorder players led her to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Recorder Society, where she is currently serving her second four-year term. Jennifer was the music director of the Dallas Recorder Society from 2009-14 and continues to mentor and coach ARS chapters across the country. As a musicologist, Jennifer worked as a Teaching Fellow at UNT and was an Associate Professor of Music History at Collin College from 2008 until the birth of her son in early 2013. Now happily a resident of Colorado, she is enjoying integrating into the early music scene on the Front Range.

Visit Jennifer’s website for more information and opportunities to work with her.