Director of Choral
Office Phone: 395-4547
Office: FA 43A
Dr. Jennifer M. Garrett has been the Director of Choral Activities at Bakersfield College since 2013. She directs the 75 voiced College Chorale and the Chamber Singers. In addition to this she teaches music appreciation and intermediate ear training/sight singing courses.
Both choral groups are considered to be amongst the top groups in the California Community College system. The Chamber Singers performed at the Western Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Reno, Nevada in 1998. The Chorale and Chamber Singers performed at the California Music Educators Convention in 1999. Touring is an annual part of life at Bakersfield College. The Chamber Singers not only perform at conventions when invited, but they made two tours of Hawaii and most recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Dr. Garrett graduated from Brigham Young University in 2000 and directed the choral program at Wasatch High school until 2004, when she began graduate studies. She earned a Masters of Music in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska and a Doctorate of Music in choral conducting from Arizona State University in 2010. She directed the ASU Women’s Chorus from 2008-2010 and collaborated with the Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona. She also taught choral conducting at ASU, and has taught private voice and piano lesson and directed church and community choirs for nearly two decades.
Family is the most important part of Dr. Garrett’s life. She has three beautiful daughters and her husband also teaches at Bakersfield College.