Darren W. Jenkins

Alfred Author-Darren W. Jenkins

Darren W. Jenkins is currently Assistant Director of Bands at Olathe South High School in Olathe, Kansas. Prior to this, Jenkins spent two years as an elementary band director for the Lawrence Public Schools in Lawrence, Kansas while also assisting with the Lawrence High School Bands. He previously served as the Director of Music at Hayden High School in Topeka, Kansas, and began his career teaching instrumental and vocal music in Troy, Kansas. Jenkins holds a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Kansas, where he studied with composer James Barnes, and a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music Education from Washburn University. An award-winning composer and active director/clinician, his compositions have been performed and recorded by various groups across the country, as well as internationally.