I strolled down the halls at DSM/MusickEd last night to get a picture for a future blog and found Jenn Escue hard at work in the middle of a voice lesson. Actually, it was hard to tell if she was teaching as I could hear both laughter and singing as I made my way down the hall.
Jenn is a vocalist on staff at MusickEd/DSM and always has a great time with her students. Besides teaching at DSM, Jenn also contributes to the MusickEd Support Center, writing tips and even designing 'solfege' charts for the vocal subscribers. As of late, she has been helping to create 'veils' for the thousands of web pages protected by the MusickEd copyright.
Jenn will be completing her Master's Degree in Jazz Pedagogy this August from the University of North Texas. "It's been a long process but it's also a lot of fun. There are a bunch of talented people at the school and in the program."
And what are her goals after completing the degree?
"I plan on completing an album of jazz standards by the Spring of 2011" she says with reserved optimism.
We'll keep you posted as to her progress. And if you're near our campus, stop in anytime. Just follow the laughing and singing to Office 203. Jenn will be happy to say hello.