Serena Jenkins Clark is a Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities and Voice at the College of Southern Idaho, conducting choirs and teaching studio voice and music appreciation. In addition, she serves as director of CSI’s MusicFest, a summer music camp for young musicians 12-18. She also enjoys working as a vocal coach and musical director for theatrical productions at CSI and in the local community. Serena earned her Master of Music from the University of Idaho, with an emphasis in choral education, and a B.A. in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Pepperdine University.
Serena began her teaching career over thirty years ago as an elementary music specialist for the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District, later teaching choir to grades 6-12. Her students have performed at Carnegie Hall, on professional recordings, on Broadway, and on national tours. In 2020, Serena was chosen by the Idaho State Board of Education as the GEM Innovative Educator in Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing and was recently named the 2023 Academic Faculty of the Year at CSI. In addition to serving as President for the Idaho Chapter of ACDA, Serena is an active member of NATS, NAfME (she currently serves as the advisor for CSI’s collegiate chapter), and NFMC (Past President of Twin Falls Music Club). Serena enjoys serving as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Pacific Northwest.