Jennifer Beynon-Martinec, B. Mus., B. Ed., M. Mus., is a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies in Music, Medicine and Education at Memorial University. She has been a member of several prestigious performance ensembles, including the World Youth Choir and the Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir. Jennifer has been a clinician, adjudicator, choral conductor and vocal pedagogue for over fifteen years in both Canada and Europe, and has been a conductor and teacher with St. Michael’s Choir School, the Amabile Boys & Men's Choirs, the Bach Children’s Choir, and the Czech Boys Choir. Jennifer prepared soloists and/or conducted the Czech Boys Choir on four CD’s produced by Pueri Auri (2011), Kings Production (2008) and Supraphon (2007), one DVD (2006) and toured the United States, Canada and Europe professionally. Jennifer was awarded the Don Wright Scholarship for Vocal Music (Western 2001), the Lloyd Bradshaw Scholarship in Choral Conducting (Toronto 2003) and most recently the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC 2016). Currently, Jennifer is the co-artistic director of the Atlantic Vocal Ensembles, the newly formed provincial Atlantic Boychoir, a vocal specialist with the Quintessential Vocal Ensemble, and conductor of the CARA Choir in St. John’s, NL. She taught choral conducting and choral pedagogy courses previously at Charles University in Prague, and currently is a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education and the School of Music at Memorial University. Jennifer enjoys being active in the St. John’s community with her three children and husband, Jakub Martinec.
2017 Festival Dates
Choral: April 25 – April 28, 2017Jazz Band: April 29 – April 30, 2017Concert Band: May 1 – 4, 2017