Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Jack Jenny


Jack Jenny has been a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Percussion Section since 1977. He studied percussion with former Columbus Symphony Principal Percussionist James Moore at The Ohio State University. Jack’s doctorate is in music composition (also from The Ohio State University), where he studied with Marshall Barnes and Thomas Wells. He is married with two grown daughters.

Jack served on the teaching staff at the Otterbein University Department of Music from 1977 to 2018.  While at Otterbein, his teaching duties included applied percussion, percussion ensemble, percussion methods, aural skills, sophomore music theory (18th through 21st century styles), advanced music theory (18th century counterpoint, fugue, Schenkerian technique, and post-tonal theory), and electro-acoustic music. He currently serves as Timpanist of the Westerville Symphony.

An active composer of both acoustic and electro-acoustic music, Jack frequently judges the Senior Division of the Ohio PTA Reflections Program Student Composition Competition. He enjoys gardening, hiking, and bicycling.