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Carolyn Jennings
Short Name: Carolyn Jennings
Full Name: Jennings, Carolyn, 1936-
Birth Year: 1936

Carolyn Jennings (born August 16, 1936) is a Professor Emerita of Music at St. Olaf College where she taught for many years and also served in administrative roles, including Chair of the Music Department and Associate Dean for the Fine Arts. Carolyn Jennings is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music magna cum laude and the University of Michigan where she received her Master of Music degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She also served as a church musician for over thirty years, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minnesota.

Over many years she has served on arts advisory panels, as a workshop presenter, and in leadership roles in several professional organizations. She has been active in promoting the use of inclusive language in texts for singing, and has worked to heighten awareness of how language shapes as well as expresses thought.

Her compositions and arrangements include works for voices, orchestra, and piano. She particularly enjoys composing for voices. Among her many commissioned works are a children's musical, a choral song cycle, a composition for the Minnesota Aids Quilt Songbook, and many compositions for church, school and community choirs. She has received major grants from the Composers Commissioning Program through the Minnesota Composers Forum. Choral compositions and arrangements by Carolyn Jennings are widely sung by church, community, college and school choirs. Her publications include over a hundred choral compositions and arrangements, a number of text translations, contributions to several hymnals, and articles for professional journals.

She has been active in the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Teachers National Association, the Minnesota Composers Forum, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and as a guest conductor and workshop leader.

Tunes by Carolyn Jennings (13)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[Blessed are they who fear God]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)232316
[Extol the Sovereign, our God, and worship at God's holy temple]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)211133
[God restores my soul and leads me in right paths]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)212323
[Happy are all who take refuge in God]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)215512
[In your right hand are pleasures evermore]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)211531
[Let the sound of God's praise be heard]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)255111
[My soul thirsts for God, for the living God (Why have you cast me off, O God?]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)213271
[My spirit rejoices in God my Savior]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)213135
NORWICH (Jennings)Carolyn Jennings, b. 1936 (Composer)4
O WALY WALYCarolyn Jennings, b. 1936 (Arranger)151232 16551 71234
[Show us your steadfast love, O God, and grant us your salvation]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)233355
SONG OF PRAISE (Jennings)Carolyn Jennings, b. 1936 (Composer)655556 17546 53212
[The righteous shall enter the gate of God]Carolyn Jennings (Composer)213456
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