Lynnel Joy Jenkins is a choral music educator of international stature, having lectured and conducted in China, Hong Kong, Iceland, South Africa and Switzerland. She has conducted honor choruses at national, divisional and several state conferences for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), national conferences for the Organization for American Kodály Teachers, numerous all-state choruses and choral festivals, and presented interest sessions and reading sessions for these professional music associations.
Her conducting and teaching experience ranges from the elementary to the collegiate level. Her achievements and contributions to the field of music education have been recognized by Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where she has been inducted into the Music Education Alumni Hall of Fame and presented with the Alumni Merit Award.
Dr. Jenkins is a 1994 graduate of Westminster Choir College, where she was a member of the Westminster Chapel Choir conducted by Constantina Tsolainou and the Westminster Symphonic Choir conducted by Joseph Flummerfelt.
Earlier in her career she served as assistant professor of Music Education at Westminster Choir College and conductor of the Resident Training Choir at the American Boychoir School.
In addition to her current position at Westminster Choir College, she is artistic director of Westrick Music Academy (WMA) and choral teacher at Timberlane Middle School of Hopewell Valley Regional School District. At Westrick Music Academy, Dr. Jenkins conducts advanced groups, Princeton Girlchoir Ensemble and Concert Choir.
Lynnel Joy Jenkins earned degrees from Westminster Choir College of Rider University (B.M.), Temple University (M.M.), and University of Arizona (D.M.A.). At Westminster and Temple, she received the prestigious Elaine Brown Conducting Award.