Jayne Wenner is a lecturer in Music Education. Prior to coming to Ohio State, she taught elementary general music and strings in the Hilliard City School District. Ms. Wenner earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts degrees at the The Ohio State University, where she has also completed post-graduate work. She received a Kodály certificate from the Kodály Music Training Institute (Hartt School of Music) and studied at the Kodály Intézét in Kecskemét, Hungary. She earned her Dalcroze Eurhythmics certificate at Carnegie Mellon University, and completed Level I Orff at Ohio State. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2002.
She currently conducts the Nina Choir of the Columbus Children’s Choir. Community teaching includes after-school music classes at Central Community House in downtown Columbus, musicianship classes for Hilliard Suzuki Strings, Opera Columbus summer camps, and private piano students.
Ms. Wenner has been a clinician at state (OMEA and TRIKE), regional (MKMEA), national (OAKE), and international (International Workshops in General Music) conferences. She currently serves as the OAKE National Conference Choirs Chair and is part of the national conference planning committee. She served on the board of the Hilliard Education Foundation.
She has sung in the Columbus Symphony Chorus and performed with Zivili, and currently performs with Selo.
Ms. Wenner is a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda. She received the first Great Inspirations Award given by the Hilliard City School Board in 2011. In 1998 she was awarded the Elementary Music Educator Award from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Featured Professional Activities
- Associate conductor, Columbus Children’s Choir
- National conference Choirs chair, Organization of American Kodály Educators