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Joseph Willcox Jenkins


Born near Philadelphia in February 1928, Jenkins began composing short pieces while in elementary school. He studied composition and counterpoint with Vincent Persichetti while studying law. His formal musical training includes bachelor and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the doctorate from the Catholic University of America. He served in the military on the arranging staff of the U.S. Army Field Band and the Armed Forces Radio Network. He continues to teach as Professor Emeritus at the Mary Pappert School of Music of Duquesne University.


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