Jen Wagner is an award-winning composer and passionate music educator. She has served as clinician, keynote speaker and guest conductor at festivals and conferences across the region including the American Choral Directors Association “Sweet Soundsations” in Harrisburg. She released her first album of piano compositions, “Midnight Muse”, in 2000 and just recently began composing for a variety of singers and ensembles in 2017. Her first Choral setting, “Lacrimosa” was premiered in 2018 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Jen Wagner is the winner of the 2019 “Making a Better World Through Choral Composition and Performance” contest. Her winning piece “We are the Children” was premiered by the “Children of the Internet” & “Gifford’s Children’s Choir”.
She currently holds the position of Middle Division General Music Teacher and Choral Director at Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA. Her ensembles have recorded with Grammy Nominated Artist 3AM Tokyo, were guest performers for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at The White House, and have been recognized competitively and locally since 2011.
Jennifer received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Messiah College and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Bloomsburg University. Jennifer has established herself as a prominent music educator, composer, and choral director.
Jennifer is a member of ASCAP, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), National Association of Music Education (NAfME,) and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.