Jennifer Parker has maintained a varied music career as an educator, performer, arranger, director and songwriter. Past highlights include presentations at the Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota and Washington State Music Education Conventions. Jennifer has been selected to direct All State vocal jazz ensembles in Illinois, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Colorado. Most recently she was commissioned to write and premier her composition and arrangement, This Make Believe, in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Jazz Education Network in Reno, NV. Her song Sign of Life was featured in the documentary My Dream, My Right, a humanitarian awareness documentary focused on Syrian refugee children and premiered in the 2015 Minneapolis film festival. Her composition, Home, will be featured on an upcoming album by the Los Angeles based vocal quartet, True North.
Jennifer is celebrating her 20th year in higher education. She is proud to have shared time with amazing colleagues and students at Washington State University, Concordia University, McNally Smith College of Music, and currently North Central University and Inver Hills Community College.
Jennifer’s lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is blessed to share life with her husband and music educator, Shon Parker, and their beautiful 7-year-old son, Gideon.