Mr. Jennison comes to us as former Music Director and Conductor of the Vivace Youth Orchestra in Round Rock, Texas, which serves the greater Round Rock, Georgetown and central Texas area. Mr. Jennison is the former Director of Instrumental Music for the Round Rock, Texas Independent School District.
Mr. Jennison was formerly the Associate Director of Bands at Westwood High School, from where he conducted the Wind Symphony, Concert Band and was also Associate Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra. During his tenure at Westwood, these ensembles were consistent sweepstakes winners and in 2014 the Warrior Marching Band qualified for the Texas State Marching Band Contest for the first time in school history. Additionally, Mr. Jennison assisted at Grisham Middle School with their Honor Band.
Throughout Mr. Jennison’s time teaching in RRISD, ensembles from Westwood High School and Grisham Middle School performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as TMEA honor ensembles. Mr. Jennison had the great honor of conducting these fantastic musicians for many prestigious performances.
A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mr. Jennison attended New Mexico State University and the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Jennison is a member of the New Mexico Music Educators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and is an active member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.