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Office: 218E Music Education Building
Phone: (701) 231-6501


• M.M., University of Northern Iowa
• B.M., North Dakota State University

Jenny Poehls currently serves as the Lecturer of Flute at North Dakota State University. A native of Harwood, ND, Jenny has been an active musician in the Fargo-Moorhead community since the age of fifteen, performing a wide variety of music for both flute and piano. Jenny graduated summa cum laude from North Dakota State University with a degree in flute performance. In 2006, she began her graduate studies at the University of Northern Iowa, studying flute performance and pedagogy with the highly esteemed Angeleita Floyd. Her teachers also include Sharon Boschee, Debora Harris, and Elizabeth Chaussé.

A respected performer and educator, Jenny has been teaching in the FM area for eleven years. She has maintained a private piano studio since 2001 and is an instructor at the Children’s Music Academy, a program designed to teach ear training, sight singing, theory, and keyboard skills to children ages four through eight. Jenny is also an active collaborative pianist for NDSU, working with students in the instrumental, vocal, and music theatre departments.

Jenny has performed with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and in master classes for such notables as Leone Buyse, the Imani Winds, Adam Kuenzel, and Emily Butterfield. Additional artists with whom she has worked include William Bennett, Julia Bogorad-Kogan, Michel Bellavance, Ian Clark, Jocelyn Hagen, Allen Vizzutti, Sean Botkin, Kenneth Cooper, and Frank Mantooth. She has been principle flutist with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Northern Iowa Wind Ensemble, and NDSU Gold Star Concert Band, and in 2006, was a winner of the University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She has been a featured flutist with the NDSU Baroque Festival, NDSU and MSUM music theatre, UNI Flute Choir, and is a frequent soloist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN.  Jenny is currently performing with Red River Winds, the faculty woodwind quintet at NDSU.

UNI awarded Jenny a full tuition waiver and full assistantship to teach private flute, group piano, and work as a collaborative pianist for the opera and theatre programs. In the spring of 2008, she was invited to present her thesis, entitled Imagery and Emotion in Music, at the Graduate Research Symposium at UNI. She is an active member of the National Flute Association and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.


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