D.M.A. in Double Bass Performance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2007
M.M. in Double Bass Performance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004
B.M. in Double Bass Performance, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, 2000
Anna Jensen, double bassist, is a sought-after teacher, performer, and clinician in the Pacific Northwest. Her double bass students have placed in the top three at the state level numerous times and have won concerto competitions across the region. In 2007 she completed her doctorate in musical arts degree in double bass performance at the University of Michigan where she studied with Dr. Diana Gannett and was a graduate student instructor. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Central Washington University and has been the recipient of the Mildred Tuttle Fellowship, the Farrell Merit Scholarship-Grant, and the Presser Scholar. Anna is the assistant principal bassist of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, the principal bassist of the Tacoma Opera Orchestra, and regularly performs with orchestras across the region. She has performed with the Second City Chamber Music Series, the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, the Kairos Music Festival and Lyceum, the Rackham Chamber Music Series, and the All Rivers at Once contemporary music series. Her interest in contemporary music has brought about numerous new chamber music works for the double bass and she has presented the world premieres of these works. Anna has won the Spokane Allied Artist Young Artist Competition, the Helen Snelling Crowe Competition, and was a finalist in the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition. She is currently the education specialist for both the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, lecturer at Pacific Lutheran University and during the summer festival manager for the Evergreen Music Festival.