Jennifer Russell



Senior Lecturer of Music Theory
Office: Bldg. 37, Room 237
Phone: 928-523-8975

PhD Music Theory, University of Oregon
MA Music Theory, University of Oregon
BM Piano Pedagogy 


Jennifer Russell completed her Ph.D. in Music Theory at the University of Oregon, where she was also a Visiting Instructor. With a B.M. in Piano Pedagogy, she has taught studio lessons and theory courses with the Utah State University Youth Conservatory, as well as in her private studio. Prior to coming to NAU, she taught group voice and adult theory courses through the American Music Institute. She has also been the choral conductor at the Oregon Festival of American Music as well as the assistant director of the Song and Dance Camp at the same festival.

Her secondary area of study was Vocal Performance and she was an active performer throughout her graduate studies and since graduation. Her theory research is focused on song and her dissertation studied text painting in Lieder of Wolf and Schoenberg. In 2016 she spoke at a conference on A.B. Marx in Halle, Germany.

Recent performances include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Alpine Early Music Ensemble, Cage’s Aria, Pierrot lunaire with the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and other solo and chamber recitals in the western United States.