Assistant Professor of Music
Sharon Jensen holds music degrees from Calvin College, University of Texas and University of Michigan. As the recipient of a Rotary Fellowship, she studied at the Hochschulefur Musik in Vienna, Austria where she received the Artist’s Diploma. She has performed recitals and with orchestras throughout the Midwest, including the Quad Cities Mozart Festival orchestra. In 2007, she made her solo debut with the Dubuque Symphony. In March 2010, Dr. Jensen made her debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and has performed there for four consecutive years with flautist Peg Cornils Luke. She has also been heard on NPR’s Live from Landmark Center, Live from the Chazen and Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Series.
Jensen was chair of keyboard studies at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) and also taught at UW-Platteville for one year. From 1996-2013 she was a member of the faculty of Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA). She is currently Assistant Professor of Musicat Clarke University where she teaches piano, music history and keyboard skills. Dr. Jensen is active as a teacher and adjudicator in Iowa Music Teachers Association where her students have earned honors at district and state auditions. She also performs regularly as a soloist and collaborative musician in the Tri-State area.