- MM, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
- BM, Central Michigan University
First Year at Xavier University:
Jazz studies, conducting, saxophone
After earning an undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University (BM) and a Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (MM), Jennifer Grantham has been an active teacher and musician in Cincinnati. She is currently the Jazz Area Coordinator and Jazz Ensemble Director at Xavier University. Jennifer is in her twelfth year as Saxophone Instructor at the CCM Preparatory Department, where she also founded the CCM Jazz Academy and Saxophone Symposium, is the coordinator for Jazz Studies, and will Co-Direct the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra beginning in the fall of 2014. Previously, Ms. Grantham served as Adjunct Saxophone Professor and Jazz Ensemble Director at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Outside of these positions, Jennifer maintains a private studio, and presents master classes on a variety of topics.
As a classical musician she has performed at national, regional, and international conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and World Saxophone Congress. She has also performed with the Seven Hills Sinfonietta and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati’s Classical Revolution. As a jazz and commercial musician, she performs in a variety of groups and styles, including Souse, Orquesta Kandela, Azucar Tumbao, as well as her own jazz groups.