Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Jenny Grégoire

JENNY GRÉGOIRE is Associate Professor of Violin and String Area Coordinator at the University of Alabama. Born in Québec, Canada, Grégoire began to play violin when she was five. At six, she was admitted in the pre-college division of the Québec Music Conservatoire, where she earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in violin performance. Upon leaving Québec, Grégoire attended Northwestern University, where she received a Master of Arts in Violin Performance and Pedagogy with Dr. Myron Kartman. She was also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons and worked with conductors Daniel Barenboim, Neeme Jarvi, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Boulez and Cliff Colnot, among others. Grégoire left Chicago to play one season with the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Grégoire is currently concertmaster of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, a position that she has held since 2001. She is extremely sought-after in the southeast, as she is also concertmaster of the Meridian, North Mississippi and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestras.

Grégoire remains active as a soloist and a recitalist. She has performed as a soloist with the Mobile Symphony, the Meridian Symphony, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony. An avid chamber musician, she has been heard in recitals throughout the United States, Canada and Brazil. Grégoire plans to release this fall her first solo recording, “Music of My Homeland”, featuring music for violin and piano by French Canadian composers. She joined the faculty of EMF in 2004.