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Office: 109B Music Education Building
Phone: (701) 231-6501


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

Jenny Poehls currently serves as Lecturer of Flute at the Challey School of Music 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 F-M area for thirteen years. She has maintained a private piano studio since 2001 and spent four years as an instructor with 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 clinician in the Midwest and collaborative pianist for NDSU.

Jenny has performed with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and in master classes for such notables as Leone Buyse, the Imani Winds, Adam Kuenzel, and Emily Butterfield. Other artists with whom she has worked include William Bennett, Julia Bogorad-Kogan, Michel Bellavance, Ian Clarke, Jocelyn Hagen, Greg Pattillo, Allen Vizzutti, Sean Botkin, Kenneth Cooper, and Frank Mantooth.  She has been principle flutist with the Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Northern Iowa Wind Ensemble, and NDSU Gold Star Wind Symphony, and in 2006, was a winner of the University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.  She was a featured flutist at the National Flute Association 2013 Convention (ensemble), College Music Society Great Lakes Chapter 2013 Conference, NDSU Baroque Festival, with NDSU and MSUM music theatre, UNI Flute Choir, and is a frequent soloist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN.  Jenny is presently performing in NDSU faculty chamber ensembles, including the Faculty Woodwind Quartet. 

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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