A native of central Illinois, Dr. Andy Jensen began teaching at Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) in the fall of 2011. As Director of Choral Activities, he conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in addition to teaching Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Private Applied Voice, and Music Literature. He served in a similar capacity from 2008-2011 at Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC). In addition to his duties at SWIC, Dr. Jensen serves as the Director of Music Ministry at First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL and the artistic director of the No-Name Chorale, a project-based ensemble dedicated to sharing the joy of inspired choral singing with each other and the community. When not making music, Andy enjoys playing video games with his sons, James and Elijah, watching baseball, eating spaghetti and meatballs prepared by his beautiful wife, Cathy and writing about himself in the third person.