JENNIFER BLACKMAN

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Jennifer Blackman (Jenny) of the McTair / Blackman clan of Woodbrook and St James, Trinidad attended St Martinís Girls High School and St James Secondary (SJS) School, Trinidad.  Jenny earned several certificates in Music Theory and Piano Practical from Trinity and Royal Schools of Music, London, UK and participated in singing, recorder and piano competitions at Queenís Hall, St Annís, Trinidad.

 Jenny migrated to the United States to further her education in music at Howard University, Washington DC and graduated with Bachelorís and Masterís degrees in Music Education. She also earned a Masterís degree in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on Bilingual and Special Education from George Washington University, Washington DC.

 She is an accomplished musical scholar, composer and educator (taught at Howard University and District of Columbia Public Schools), presenter, recording artist and instrumentalist - piano/keyboard, recorder, steel pan, guitar and cuatro. She is a former musical arranger/director of the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band of Washington DC and the Trinidad and Tobago Association Choir of Washington DC. 

Her musical achievements extend beyond performing, teaching and directing. She has served as a judge at several Panorama and other steel band competitions in Washington DC, Brooklyn NY, Brentwood MD and Baltimore MD. Jennyís all-round achievements extend beyond music to sports. She was a member of the first Trinidad and Tobago National Womenís Cricket team.

 A loyal and fun-loving friend, Jenny maintains a close relationship with groups she met at school in Trinidad and through her multiple affiliations in the United States.

 

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