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Dr. Jennifer Merkowitz

Assistant Professor

Personal Bio

Jennifer teaches various classes in music theory, composition, aural skills, and music technology.

Dr. Merkowitz received her MM and DMA in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and she holds a BA in Music and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Richmond. Her primary composition teachers have been Mara Helmuth, Joel Hoffman, Michael Fiday, and Benjamin Broening.

Prior to coming to Otterbein, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. During the summers, she teaches computer music and music theory at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.

Dr. Merkowitz is a composer, pianist, violist and alto whose works are influenced by everything from liturgical chant to basketball games. Her music has been performed in national and international venues, including the International Computer Music Conference and the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference. A staunch proponent of interdisciplinary work, she frequently collaborates with choreographers, artists and scientists.

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