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Hayley Jenkins is a composer based in Darlington, Durham. Hayley began her musical career as a flautist and later learned clarinet and saxophone.  Hayley studied music at York St John University for her undergraduate and master’s degrees, majoring in composition.  Since 2014, Hayley has been a Senior Lecturer of Music at the University of Sunderland and visiting lecturer at York St John University. She is currently studying for her PhD in Composition under Dr. Gareth Williams at the Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh.

In addition to her academic work, Hayley is also Musical Director of the Darlington Clarinet Ensemble and Darlington Concert Band.

"Hayley Jenkins has impressed with her inventive writing for voice in a previous Late Music concert reviewed in these pages, and her sensitive and intuitive response to Carole Bromley’s pithy and confessional verse was further evidence of a natural and deepening talent for text-setting."

                                                             - Musical Opinion, January - March 2020

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