Jenn Clempner

Curriculum Lead - Artist Development


Email: [email protected]


  • Curriciulum Lead – Artist Development
  • Tutor in Professional Engagement BMus POP
  • Tutor in Stagecraft BMus POP
  • Tutor in Digital Journalism BMus POP


Jenn is a Singer-pianist, actor and multi-instrumentalist, with a career as a touring session musician.

Jenn’s professional work as a Session Musician (backing vocals, keyboards and percussion) began with indie-pop outfit The Hoosiers (Sony BMG), with whom she toured the UK and Europe. Jenn was awarded a platinum album for the sale of 300,000 copies of ‘The Trick To Life’ and her work with The Hoosiers.

Jenn worked as a London based Session Musician and multi-instrumentalist (vocals, keyboards, piano, flute and percussion), combined with managing independent record label, Beatroute Records. 

Jenn embarked upon higher education teaching as Drama School ALRA North’s resident Music and Voice Tutor, and is now Curriculum Lead for Artist Development. Jenn is an External Examiner for the ICMP London.

She owns JCSS, her own establishment for training and coaching in singing. Through this Jenn has coached professional musicians, vocalists and actors across the country. 

Jenn has also worked as an MD, with (formerly) the Manchester Library Theatre Company, various productions with ALRA North, and with Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre.

In 2022 Jenn launched her podcast The Den, for artists and creatives to discuss matters surrounding mental health, the social and political climate, neurodiversity, feminism and industry cultures.

Jenn’s research interests include Mental illness and Neurodiveristy in Popular Music students at HE Arts Institutions, and Women and Mothers in The Music Industry. 


Personal Website

Current and Future Research

  • Mental Illness and Neurodiveristy in Popular Music Education
  • Underrepresentation of Women in the Music industry
  • Mothers in the Music industry. 


Undergraduate Teaching

  • Stagecraft
  • Professional Engagement 
  • Digital Journalism

Professional Activity

Jenn is External Examiner for ICMP.

Jenn has spoken on the following podcasts about mental health in the popular music industry. 

Dealing With Mental Health in Popular Music – The Masterlink Podcast

Kicking Back Podcast