About Me


Electric Phoenix2Dr. Karen Jensen is Professor and Grad Chair at the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music where she teaches Voice Pedagogy and Research Methods. She received her doctorate from the University of London, U.K. , the Performer’s and Teacher’s Licentiates from the Royal Academy of Music, and Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She is a collaborator with the AIRS, Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing. She was a founding member of the avant-garde quartet Electric Phoenix and has performed in major venues throughout Britain, Europe, and Canada with numerous new music organizations such as Red Byrd, Lontano, and the Winnipeg New Music Festival. As a recitalist her performances also spanned the centuries including early music, lute song, and art song repertoire. She was Research Fellow for the University Teaching Services and won the University of Manitoba Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. She has produced educational materials such as the interactive multimedia text for lyric diction: “A Singer’s Guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet”, and for teaching the ESL singer including and article in The Journal of Singing.