Jennifer Griffin holds Masters of Music degrees in Voice Performance and Music History, both from Northern Illinois University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Voice Performance from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Her main research areas include opera, lieder, and women composers. She has presented papers on the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, Clara Schumann, and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel at the NIU Graduate Student Forum and Graduate Student Research Conference. She is also an active member of the Midwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
Jennifer also teaches voice for the NIU Community School of the Arts and maintains a private studio of voice and piano students in Bloomingdale, Illinois. In addition she is an avid performer and accompanist. At NIU she coordinates the music appreciation program as well as teaching the music appreciation honors class.