MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Jill Sentif

Jill Sentif is a native of Northern Ireland, UK. She holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Compositional Studies from Queen's University, Belfast, and MTD (school teaching degree) from the University of Ulster. She also studied jazz piano with Kenny Barron at Rutgers University. Sentif has many years of experience as a school music teacher as well as being a professor at the Jamaica School of Music in Kingston where she taught jazz piano, composition and arranging.

Sentif and her husband run the Boulevard Jazz Orchestra, a 17 player/4 singer jazz/swing band which plays regularly in the Tampa Bay area. She has been on the faculty of the Patel Conservatory as a piano instructor for many years.
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