Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Amherst College BMus, Music Education, Georgia State University MMus, Choral Conducting, Northern Arizona University PhD (in progress), Music Education, Temple University
Jenny Hutton | Music Dept. Chair / Choir Director
I began teaching at CHS in 2010, after working as a music teacher, choir conductor, choral singer, and rock singer/guitarist for many years in Atlanta, my hometown. I teach Cheltenham’s four curricular choirs and Advanced Choral Studies classes. I also oversee students’ work in Touring Ensemble, our two a cappella groups, and Cheltenham Music Theatre. As the Director of Choirs and Music Department Chair, I am privileged to help students learn to communicate expressively, work as a team, develop confidence in their voices, and grow connections with their peers and community. My goal is to help students work up to their highest potential in a safe, supportive environment.
In addition to my work with the Music Department, I am a proud member of the CSD Cultural Proficiency Cadre and the CHS Student Assistance Program Team as well as a graduate of the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) Program. I feel very fortunate to work with a great team of colleagues and an amazing group of students at Cheltenham High School.
National Association for Music Education
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
American Choral Directors Association