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Jennaya Robison

Dr. Jennaya Robison is in demand as a conductor, clinician, and soprano throughout the United States. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) where she conducts Aurora, Collegiate Chorale, and the Luther College Gospel Choir and teaches courses in conducting and vocal pedagogy. She has also served as part of the conducting faculty for the summer Master of Music program in choral conducting at Simpson College in partnership with CORO. Prior to moving to Iowa, she was the Artistic Director of Scottsdale Musical Arts, a multi-generational organization comprised of a professional orchestra and choir as well as children’s choirs and youth orchestras. She has taught in public schools in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She is also active as a church musician and serves as Director of Music at First Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa.

Dr. Robison has presented lectures and workshops at national, regional, and state ACDA conferences and state NATS conferences. Under her leadership, choirs have been invited to participate at state and regional ACDA conferences. She has been an invited conductor and clinician at numerous festivals including All State Choirs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, Wisconsin Middle Level Honors Choirs, Alabama Collegiate Honor Choirs, Texas Collegiate Women’s Honor Choir, Montreat Music Conference Festival Choir (North Carolina)  and various regional and state honor choirs in Alabama, Colorado, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She served as guest conductor of Consort Chorale in the San Francisco in 2022 and recently made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut.

She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona, a Master of Music in conducting and voice from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Arts in music from Luther College. She has held various state and regional leadership roles for the American Choral Directors Association. Her choral series is published with Pavane Music and additional arrangements and compositions are published by Kjos Music and Morningstar Music.

She resides in Decorah, Iowa with her husband Brett and three children, Elise, Grace, and Benjamin.