For the past 20 years, Vicki Peterson Jenks, a North Dakota native, has owned the largest private percussion studio in Wisconsin. Studying Vicki's "Total Percussive Musicianship" curriculum, her students comprise the highest percentage of percussionists in the Wisconsin Honors Project, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras and Carnegie Hall's National Wind Ensemble. Jenks Music Studio alumni hold top positions in orchestras and universities around the globe. Vicki's WYSO Percussion Ensemble has performed to critical acclaim in Great Britain, Europe and Asia.
In 2004, Vicki was one of nine Wisconsin women nominated for the prestigious ATHENA AWARD recognizing career achievement, civic involvement, philanthropic leadership and business savvy.
Having recently taken 'early' retirement, she continues to mentor, conduct, compose, and perform. In 2006, Vicki will become a Disaster Action Team responder for the American Red Cross and tutor adults in literacy.
Vicki is eternally grateful for the steadfast support of Yamaha and Sabian.