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musician , program director

James Edward Kenney, Musician, program director. Pillsbury Foundation grantee, 1976, Santa Barbara Foundation grantee, 1977; recipient Achievement in Drama award, Bank of America, 1971. Vocal mentor, Ventura Arts Council, 1990. Member Pi Kappa Lambda.

Background

Kenney, James Edward was born on July 28, 1953 in Hawthorne, California, United States. Son of Byron George and Martha Jane (Sandifer) Kenney.

Education

Bachelor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975; certified advanced studies, Guildhall School Music, London, England, 1978; Master of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979; postgraduate, Academie Ravel, St. Jean De Luz, France, 1980; postgraduate, Music Academy of the West, 1982.

Career

Faculty, Ventura (California) College, 1980-1984; department chairman music, Oxnard (California) College, since 1981; instructor voice and piano, Ventura, California, since 1980. Vocal soloist Ventura County Symphony Orchestra, 1978-1982, Orchestra Bordeaux (France), 1980, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra 1979-1982. Music reviewer, critic, since 1990.

Membership

Vocal mentor, Ventura Arts Council, 1990. Member Pi Kappa Lambda.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Iyengar yoga, swimming, photography, painting.

Connections

Married Margaret Mary Pettoello. 1 child, April Elizabeth.

father:
Byron George Kenney

mother:
Martha Jane (Sandifer) Kenney

spouse:
Margaret Mary Pettoello

child:
April Elizabeth Kenney