Dr. John Jenkins
Associate Professor of Music
Dr. John Jenkins combines all of his teaching with sound historical/theoretical principles and real-world application, fully understanding that information is best useful when contextualized. His passion for teaching and connecting with his students are immediately recognizable. In his integration of faith in the classroom, he is sure to incorporate themes of globalization and social justice and promoting the many contributions of those underrepresented throughout history, such as women and ethnic minorities.
Dr. Jenkins’ duties as the Assistant Professor of Music include directing the ORU Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, teaching History & Literature of Music, Instrumental Conducting, Brass & Percussion Methods and Applied Instrumental Studies for trombone and euphonium. In addition to teaching, Dr. Jenkins performs professionally on trombone and electric bass guitar.
Dr. Jenkins earned his B.A. in Music Arts with a Minor in Women’s Studies from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, his M.M. (Graduate Teaching Assistant) from the University of Florida and his D.M.A. from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.