Jena Vangjel holds a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. She has performed with the New World Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
Vangjel has been a music educator for many years, teaching in a variety of settings across the country. She is incredibly passionate about community engagement and education and, in addition to her work at Kids’ Orchestra, works extensively with Street Symphony, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that brings high-level classical performances to the city’s most underserved citizens. Vangjel is a founding member of the Los Angeles Brass Quintet and is a member of the internationally acclaimed Fountain City Brass Band.