Jennifer Russell



Senior Lecturer of Music Theory
Office: Bldg. 37, Room 237
Phone: 928-523-8975
PhD Music Theory, University of Oregon
BM Piano Pedagogy 

Jennifer Russell recently 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.  She spent the past few years teaching 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. 

Recent performances include the role of the speaker in Pierrot lunaire, performed with the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Lily in The Secret Garden, and many solo and chamber recitals in the western United States.