Serena Jenkins Clark
Serena Jenkins Clark
Professor, Music 

Office: Fine Arts 84B
Phone: 208-732-6768
Serena Jenkins Clark

Education Information

GRADUATE:  University of Idaho, M.M. Master of Music  inin , Music Education, emphasis in Choral Music

UNDERGRADUATE:  Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, B.A. Music Education & Vocal Performance, emphasis in Theatre

POSTGRADUATE:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN), California Lutheran University,  California State University, Bakersfield

CREDENTIALS: Music K-12, Theatre 6-12

Background/Personal Information

SERENA JENKINS CLARK serves the College of Southern Idaho as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, conducting the Chamber Choir and Madrigal Ensemble, and teaching Music Appreciation and Private Voice. In addition, Serena serves as co-director of CSI's Summer MusicFest, a summer music camp for young musicians age 12 and up. Serena earned her M.M. from the University of Idaho, with an emphasis in Choral Education, and a B.A. in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Pepperdine University. She began her teaching career as an elementary music specialist before being tasked with development of a comprehensive, sequential choral music program for grades 6-12 at Malibu High School. Her former voice and choral students have been heard at Carnegie Hall, on professional recordings, on the Broadway stage, and in national tours. Serena also remains active as a performer, with numerous leading roles in musicals and as a featured soloist with both the Magic Valley Symphony and Magic Valley Chorale. Her professional credits include singing with the Young Americans, the Angeles Chorale under the direction of Don Neuen, and renowned choral conductor, the late Roger Wagner. She also enjoys working as a vocal coach and musical director for theatrical productions at CSI and the local community.  Serena is active in American Choral Directors Association (currently serving as ID ACDA President-Elect and previously as Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chair, and Repertoire and Resources Chair), National Association of Teachers of Singing, Idaho Music Educators Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs (past president of Twin Falls Music Club and past president of TFMC Scholarship Foundation board). She also serves as an advisor to two student clubs, the CSI Collegiate Chapter of NAfME and the Choir Club. She enjoys serving as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Idaho. Last year, Serena was chosen by the Idaho State Board of Education as the 2020 GEM Innovative Educator in Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing.

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