David P. Jenkins, D.M.A.

Liturgical Music Director (1988)


Degree(s):

D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, 1985
Marshall Fellow, Royal Danish Academy of Music, 1980-1981
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1980
B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1978

Office Location: Fr. Charles Froehle Administration Bldg., Room 135

Phone: (651) 962-5793

Fax: (651) 962-5790

Email: ude.s1563228283amoht1563228283ts@sn1563228283iknej1563228283pd1563228283

Mailing Address:

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
University of St. Thomas
2260 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF


Areas of Teaching and Research

  • Liturgical Music
  • Liturgical Theology / Rites of the Church
  • Organ Performance and Pedagogy

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Faculty Accomplishments

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Performed solo recital on organ, part of summer series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the pipe organ at the Basilica.  June 19, 2016. Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis.

Performed on organ in “Before Bach’s Birthday Bash” concert, hosted by Michael Barone and aired live on Minnesota Public Radio.  March 19, 2016. St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary.

Performed on harpsichord and organ in chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian.  February 6, 2016. St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary.

Solo organ performance as part of noontime concert series for spring 2016 season, on landmark Casavant pipe organ.  January 19, 2016: St. Louis Church, Saint Paul.

Performed on harpsichord in faculty chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian and violist Jerry Gaul, celebration of donation of Frey harpsichord to the seminary.  September 19, 2015. St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary.

Performed on harpsichord in chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian and violist Jerry Gaul, for the museum Board of Trustees.  April 24, 2015. National Music Museum, Vermillion SD.

Performed on piano in chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian.  April 3, 2015. ARTSounds noontime recital, University of St. Thomas.

Solo organ performance as part of noontime concert series for spring 2015 season, on landmark Casavant pipe organ.  February 10, 2015. St. Louis Church, Saint Paul.

Performed on harpsichord in chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian and violist Jerry Gaul.  February 7, 2015. St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary.

Manages the UST Organ Artist Concert Series in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas 2014-2015.

Presented a solo recital featuring Tunder, Walcha, Bach, La Cour, and Tournemire at St. Mary’s Chapel on October 19, 2014.

Serves on the Board of the American Guild of Organists and attended the national convention in Nashville in July 2014.

Performed featured organ and chamber music of Johann Sebastian Bach in a live classical Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) broadcast “Pipedreams” from St. Mary’s Chapel on March 10, 2014.   Hosted by MPR’s Michael Barone.

Performed on organ and piano in a faculty chamber music recital with UST guitar professor Chris Kachian, February 8 & 9, 2014. 

Featured with Dr. Kachian in a chamber music performance and interview for Prairie Public Television as part of PPT’s “Prairie Musicians” serieson January 21, 2013.

Other performances include a solo organ performance on the landmark Casavant pipe organ at St. Louis Church in St. Paul and a harpsichord performance in chamber music in collaboration with Swedish cellist Tomas Schoenberg 2013-2014.

Elected to a three-year term on the board of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, July 1-6, 2012.

Served as the seminary’s liaison/coordinator for the Bach Society of Minnesota’s performance of Bach’s St. John Passion, held in St. Mary’s chapel in March 2012.

Performed on organ and harpsichord in a faculty chamber music recital with Chris Kachian, guitar, in St. Mary’s Chapel at The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN, February 2012.

Performed a recital including music of Boehm, Bach and Alain, St. Paul, MN, October 2011.

Excerpts from Dr. Jenkins’ October 2006 organ recital at the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel were featured on the September 13, 2010 edition of “Pipedreams,” a nationally syndicated radio program produced by American Public Radio.

Gave a number of performances throughout the year, including a piece by Reger in “Before Bach’s Birthday” Bash aired live on MPR and solo organ recitals at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, St. Louis Church in St. Paul, and St. Mary’s Chapel 2010-2011

Professional Interests

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