About Jen

“Wonderful enthusiasm! Jen’s programs are always a lot of fun and informative.”

~Nancy A., New York

Presenter and author, Jen Rafferty began her career as a middle school music teacher in Central New York. Jen brings her energy, humor, and expertise to all professional development workshops. She is known for her practical ideas and passion in her presentations while inspiring teachers to stay connected to their “why.” Jen currently serves as the Co-chair of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) Secondary Classroom Committee, member of the advocacy committee, and is the President of Cortland County Music Teachers Association. She earned a B.M. in music education and vocal performance, a M.M. in music education from Ithaca College and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in educational psychology.

Jen is frequently invited to conduct elementary and middle school choirs throughout New York State. Additionally, she is the director of the Dryden Intergenerational Choir which is a chorus of singers ranging from age nine to ninety-one; An incredible example of musical life-long learning. Her most recent publication is A Place in the Staff: Finding Your Way as a Music Teacher, available on Amazon.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 2, 2020Skaneateles Tri-M Leadership Workshop
Dec. 3-5, 2020NYSSMA Cyber Summit Advocacy Committee Seminar
Dec. 9, 2020 – We Want to do More Than Survive, by Bettina Love Open Book Talk

Dec. 16Ugly Sweater Sing-a-Long on ZOOMRegister Here
Jan. 7SING TOGETHER Winter Session – Learn more

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