Carmina Jenks has a B.M. in Music Education from the College of Wooster (1970) and an M.M. in Music Education from Northwestern University (1974) with an emphasis in Vocal Performance.
She taught in International Schools in India, Luxembourg (where she was Head of the Music Department), and Atlanta. Ms. Jenks conducted bands and choirs and taught general music as well as gave private voice and instrumental lessons. While in India, she studied sitar and Indian Dance and also gave vocal performances of American Music under the auspices of the United States Information Service (U.S.I.S).
While in Luxembourg, she founded a community choir, Voices International. She was commissioned to compose a musical for the 75th anniversary of a Fanfare Band there as well. She has played trombone, baritone, and percussion in several bands and orchestras in Winston Salem and taught voice, piano, trombone and baritone at Jackson’s Music before joining Salem College.
As a Fleer student, she received certification in the Lister-Sink Well Coordinated Injury Preventive Piano Technique in 2014.
She was Director of Music at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Winston Salem 2009-2016 and presently is the Director of the Shepherd’s Center Singers.
For the past two summers, she has gone to Italy to study Italian and play in local bands.