A native of California, Jennifer Conner did her early compositional studies at the University of California, Irvine where she received the Presidential Fellowship Grant for the performance of her music. She did her Masters and Doctoral work at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Donald Erb. Other early study included work with New York composer George Tsontakis and participation in the Aspen Music Festival Center for Advanced Compositional Studies under Bernard Rands. Her work has been performed throughout the United States and internationally by numerous soloists and ensembles which include the Cleveland Orchestra, Oregon, Akron, Canton and Grand Rapids Symphonies, Panaramicos, The Cleveland Chamber Collective, Myriad Ensemble, the Ellis String Quartet, the Alpine Duo, and the Epicyle New Music Ensemble. She is frequently broadcast over radio station WCLV. Her organ work, A Teller of Tales has been released by Capstone Records “Telling Tales” CD, and on the Pro Organa CD American Organ Music with Tom Trenney and her choral Anthem, “My Peace” is recorded on the Church of the Covenant’s “American Music” CD. Jennifer Conner teaches theory and composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is head of the Suzuki music theory program there. She is also on the faculty at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. She is author of the theory curriculum, Foundations in Music, which is used by teachers and institutions both in Cleveland and beyond. Her works are published through Imaginings Publishing.