Dunja Jennings is the clarinet instructor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland where she frequently performs with the Friends of Rain New Music Ensemble. In addition to teaching band at Cascade Heights Public Charter School in Milwaukie, Ms. Jennings is in demand as a freelance clarinetist, and has performed with many ensembles throughout the Northwest, including the Oregon Symphony and Third Angle New Music Ensemble.
Ms. Jennings has a successful private clarinet studio serving the Portland Metro area. Many of her students are in the Portland Youth Philharmonic organization, Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Oregon Pro Arte Youth Conservatory Orchestra. Her studio ranges in age from 9 years through graduate school. She is also in demand as a clarinet specialist for some of the top high school band programs in the state.
Ms. Jennings received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Oregon where she was a student of Dr. Wayne Bennett. In addition she has received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College; Dunja has been a student of Yehuda Gilad and the late Rosario Mazzeo.
A yoga practitioner as well, Ms. Jennings incorporates yoga into her teaching, gently allowing students to access optimum breath and posture to have clarinet playing be as efficient and enjoyable as it can be.