Serena Jenkins-Clark is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities and Voice at the College of Southern Idaho, where she conducts Chamber Choir and Madrigal Ensemble, and teaches studio voice, music appreciation, and a freshman seminar. She earned her Master of Music from the University of Idaho and received a B.A. in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Serena began her teaching career as an elementary music specialist for the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District and later developed a comprehensive choral music program for grades 6-12 in Malibu. More recently, she taught at O’Leary Middle School in the Twin Falls School District. Her former voice and choral students have performed at Carnegie Hall, on professional recordings, and on the Broadway stage. An active performer herself, she is well known to Magic Valley audiences from solo work with the Magic Valley Symphony, Magic Valley Chorale, and Twin Falls Municipal Band, as well as leading roles with the Dilettantes, Magic Valley Little Theater, and Magic Valley Repertory Theater. While a resident of California, Serena was active in the Angeles Chorale under the direction of Don Neuen and sang under the direction of Roger Wagner throughout college. She also enjoys working as a vocal coach and musical director for theatrical productions in the local community and is very active with music and worship at her church.
In addition to serving as Treasurer for the Idaho Chapter of ACDA, Serena is an active member of NATS, NAfME (chairing District IV Solo/Ensemble Festival), the National Federation of Music Clubs, and Twin Falls Music Club (Past President). She has served as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Idaho and southern California.