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Jennifer J. Durham is a composer, musician, and teacher from Georgia (U.S.). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Georgia State University as well as a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southwestern State University. She is returning to school in the Fall of 2018 at Georgia State to pursue a Master’s in Music Composition.

Durham has taught chorus, general music, math, and early childhood in public schools. She is also a church musician, accompanist and piano teacher. She’s always composed and arranged music for her choirs as needed, but she has spent the last few years actively pursuing more composition.

She was accepted to the 2017 John Ness Beck Choral Composers’ workshop, where she was able to work with Dan Forrest, Craig Courtney, and Howard Helvey. She’s slated to participate in the Coro Composer’s Institute in July 2018.

She and her husband have two grown children and lots of rescue pets. They live in rural Georgia about an hour south of Atlanta.


O Stately ForestVoicing: SSA  Solo(s): Soprano  Accompaniment: Piano  Performance Length: 3:05  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Joan E. Thomas  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Earth Day, Spring, Autumn, Arbor Day  Descriptive Terms: Healing, Nature, Sadness, Solitude, Trees  First Performance: May 04, 2017: Gordon State College Vocal Ensemble, Joan E. Thomas, Gordon State College auditorium, Barnesville, GA Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 790/826~2018-Q3)
Ave MariaVoicing: SSA  Accompaniment: Piano  Performance Length: 5:25  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Liturgical Latin  Language: Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Memorial Services  Descriptive Terms: Peace, Prayer, Virgin Mary  First Performance: Apr 27, 2017: Gordon State College Vocal Ensemble, Joan Thomas, Fine Arts Auditorium, Barnesville, GA 30204 Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 790/791~2018-Q2)
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