Dr. John Jenkins serves as chairman of the Music Department at Oral Roberts University and is an Associate Professor of Music. He combines all of his teachings with sound historical/theoretical principles and real-world application, fully understanding that information is best used when contextualized. His passion for teaching and connecting with his students are immediately recognizable. In his integration of faith and current events in the classroom, he is sure to incorporate themes of globalization and social justice and promoting the many contributions of those underrepresented throughout history, such as women and ethnic minorities.
In addition to his responsibilities as department chairman, Dr. Jenkins’ duties as faculty include directing the ORU Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, teaching History & Literature of Music, Instrumental Conducting, Brass Instruments Methods, and Applied Instrumental Studies for trombone, euphonium, and tuba. In addition to teaching, Dr. Jenkins performs professionally in both orchestral and commercial settings.
Dr. Jenkins earned his B.A. in Music with a Minor in Women’s Studies from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, his M.M. (Graduate Teaching Assistant) from the University of Florida, and his D.M.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music & Dance.