Jennifer Sengin

Jennifer Sengin
Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral Studies

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Grant Hall 331A


Jennifer Sengin joins the UMKC Conservatory faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral Studies where she leads the graduate choral conducting program and conducts the flagship ensemble, Conservatory Singers, and the Choral Union. In addition to ensembles, Dr. Sengin teaches graduate choral conducting and choral literature. 

She most recently served as the Associate Director of Choral Activities at Georgia State University (GSU) where she conducted the Treble Choir, Choral Union, and taught graduate choral literature, graduate and undergraduate conducting, and undergraduate choral methods. Dr. Sengin is very passionate about recruiting. While at GSU, the choral program grew from three choirs to five choirs including the creation of two additional choral ensembles. 

Under her direction, the GSU Treble Choir (formerly Women’s Chorus) won first place in The American Prize and Dr. Sengin received 2nd place in conducting. The Treble Choir has been invited to perform at a National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference (2023) and twice at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference (2020 and 2023). While at GSU, Dr. Sengin received two university-wide awards –the 2022-2023 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Achievement Award and the 2021-2022 GSU Instructional Effectiveness Award. Dr. Sengin recently participated as a Conducting Fellow with ACDA’s International Conductor Exchange Program to Germany where she led workshops at the Hochshule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover as well as the Hochshule für Musik, Universität der Künste Berlin.  

An active guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and presenter, Dr. Sengin has conducted honor choirs throughout the country and recently conducted the 2023 Texas All-State Treble Choir. Dr. Sengin has presented sessions and served as a panelist at national, regional, and state conferences. She frequently provides presentations on recruiting and retaining singers, score study, rehearsal strategies, movement in the choral rehearsal, repertoire selection, and building community in the choral ensemble. Dr. Sengin currently serves on the National Board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization and was recently elected President-Elect of the Georgia Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association where she previously served in the roll of Repertoire and Resource Chair for Youth and Student Activities. She currently serves as the Director of Musical Arts at Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and sings in the award-winning professional ensemble, mirabai, under the direction of Sandra Snow.