Jennifer Jimenez is the Director of Magnet Bands at South Miami Sr. High School and has worked with Greater Miami Youth Symphony’s summer program for over 15 years. As a concert percussionist, Mrs. Jimenez actively performs as the principal percussionist with the Miami Symphony Orchestra and has been featured as a marimba soloist with numerous ensembles. Additionally, she is a Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, and percussion adjudicator and is an avid clinician- presenting professional development lectures and demonstrations to colleagues and schools throughout the state.
Mrs. Jimenez holds degrees from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in Music Education and Percussion Performance. She has studied percussion under Stefan Stuber, Larry MacTaggart, Keith Aleo, and Ney Rosauro and is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Stephan Sondheim’s Inspirational Teacher Award.