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Alumna Spotlight: Jennifer Presar

Name: Jennifer Presar

Graduation Year: 2000
Jennifer Presar
Degree(s) Received: MM

Why did you choose to attend WVU?

To study with Dr. Virginia Thompson.

What is your profession now?

I am the Assistant Director of the School of Music at Southern Illinois University and I teach horn and Music Theory courses.

What is your most interesting current/upcoming project?

I am joining forces with WVU Alum Dr. Joseph Jefferson (who teaches near me at Southeast Missouri State) in a trio of horn, trombone, and piano. 

We hope to tour next fall and make appearances in WV and VA.

How do you feel WVU and the College of Creative Arts prepared you for your career?

The experiences I received while at WVU were invaluable in my current position. To gain so much classroom teaching experience as 
a graduate student in both my masters and doctoral programs were essential in my training. 

The colleagues I met while I was here remain good friends and connections all over the nation (and world!). I continually use those connections for collaborations and resources.