Co-Front Ensemble Coordinator, The Cadets
Claire Kenney is an educator, clinician and performer in the greater-Atlanta area. She is originally from Cumming, GA and attended the Jacksonville State University in Alabama for her Bachelor's degree in Music Education. Claire then continued her education at Texas Christian University, where she earned her Master's of Music degree in Percussion Performance.
While at TCU, she won the TCU Concerto Competition and traveled to Mexico to perform a duet recital with her husband, Kevin Kenney, and toured through Argentina with the world-renowned TCU Symphony Orchestra. Also at TCU, she had the privilege of teaching the TCU Drumline, performing in the TCU percussion studio's 2011 PASIC Showcase Concert and winning the 2012 PASIC Marching Ensemble Competition.
While working on her undergraduate degree in Alabama, Claire worked with the Double Stop Percussion, teaching multiple schools with extremely successful percussion programs in the area. Since 2004, Claire has been involved with many performing ensembles, including Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, and Music City Mystique. As an avid educator of musicians in every age group, Claire is currently the Elementary Music teacher at Cherokee Charter Academy and a percussion instructor for North Forsyth High School. She is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society.