Jennifer Beynon Martinec (co-artistic directors/conductores, The Atlantic Boychoir)
Jennifer Beynon- Martinec B. Mus., B. Mus. Ed., M. Mus., is a . candidate in Music, Medicine and Education at Memorial University. She is a voice and music education graduate from the University of British Columbia and the University of Western of Ontario.
Jennifer has been a choral conductor and vocal pedagogue for over fifteen years in both Canada and Europe; having worked with prestigious organizations such as: St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, Ontario, the Amabile Boys Choir, the Bach Children’s Choir, and the prize-winning Czech Boys Choir. Jennifer was awarded the Don Wright Scholarship for Vocal Music (UWO, 2001), the Lloyd Bradshaw Scholarship in Choral Conducting (UofT, 2003) and most recently the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC, 2016).
Currently, Jennifer is the artistic director of the AVE Girls Choir in collaboration with the Graham Academy, co-artistic director of the Atlantic Boychoir and a per-course instructor at Memorial University. Jennifer enjoys being active in the St. John’s community with her three children and husband, Jakub Martinec.
During the 1990s voters approved bond issues for public school improvements including magnet schools, technology, air conditioning, classrooms, and a sports complex. Voters also approved a quarter-cent sales tax for a new Law Enforcement Center, and in 1996 approved an extension of the sales tax for the East Topeka Interchange connecting the Oakland Expressway, K-4, I-70, and the Kansas Turnpike. During the 1990s Shawnee county voters approved tax measures to expand the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The Kansas Legislature and Governor also approved legislation to replace the majority of the property tax supporting Washburn University with a countywide sales tax.