Jenn Opdahl, B.M.A.

Adjunct Faculty, Tuba

Jenn Opdahl graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), where she earned a B.M.A. in music theory with independent coursework in composition. Her major instruments of study were tuba and piano, with performance experiences ranging from brass ensembles, band, and orchestra to chamber vocal music and chorus.

A passionate advocate of music education for all young people, Opdahl's diverse career has always been connected to education in some way. Currently, she teaches orchestra and choir in the Sweetwater Union High School District. She also teaches at Point Loma's innovative music studio, Recreational Music Center, where she designs programs for toddlers and preschool children, and provides private lessons to all ages. Previously, she was a music editor with the Neil A. Kjos Music Company for more than 10 years, working closely with composers and educators, as well as arranging, orchestrating, and producing audio and video for students and educators. An active member of the San Diego music community, Opdahl was resident tubist with the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra for several years and has played for local theater organizations. Her ministry in music at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego includes vocal and instrumental ensembles, and she is tubist  for the San Diego-based brass group, Pacific Sound Brass Quintet.

Education

  • B.M.A., Music Theory, Concordia College, Minnesota