Position: Adjunct Instructor, Music Therapy
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 226-A
Phone: (540) 665-4560
Employed Since: 2013
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Most recently, I have become a Fellow in The Helen Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Awards I have received include the Shenandoah University Music Therapy Professional Service Award and Shenandoah University Alumni Young Career Achievement Award.
B.M., M.M.T., Shenandoah University
Leigh Jenks received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Therapy degrees from Shenandoah University, completing her internship at Blue Ridge Hospice and Winchester Medical Center’s Pain Management Department. Jenks also has a Certificate in End-of-Life-Care Music Therapy from the Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy Institute and is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. She started the music therapy program at Blue Ridge Hospice, where she has been working for over twelve years. Her duties include direct patient service and case management, work in the bereavement department with co-facilitation of school groups, adult and child support groups, kids grief camp, public relations to expand services to the community and staff support. As Clinical Training Coordinator, Jenks supervises students in medical settings and coordinates the internship program.
I have my bachelor’s and master’s of music therapy from SU and now I have the privilege of teaching here. For me it has come full circle. I love working with music therapy students and guiding them through their internship process.
Leigh Jenks is married to Derek Jenks, Director and CEO of Event Planning Concepts, a production company. She has two children, ages 7 and 12. Jenks enjoys family time, running and scrapbooking.