Carl Jenkins

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Western District Music Educator Award, 2009

“Distinguished Service Award for Music” in the state of Massachusetts, 2004

Lowell Mason Music Award, 2004


Carl Jenkins, Artist Associate in Oboe at Williams College, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Montclair State University in New Jersey and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. He has studied oboe with Gennaro Mignola of the New Jersey Symphony, Albert Goltzer of the New York Philharmonic, and Humbert Lucarelli of New York City. Mr. Jenkins’ orchestral experience has been with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Albany Symphony, and with the Berkshire Symphony, where he is currently principal oboe. He has also performed many chamber and solo recitals in the Northern Berkshire area. He has served as double reed adjudicator for many music festivals throughout New England and is presently the Principal Conductor of the Eagles Community Band in Pittsfield. Mr. Jenkins recently retired after serving as Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts for the North Adams Public Schools and director of instrumental instruction at Drury High School. For his work in the field of music education, Mr. Jenkins was recipient of the Lowell Mason Music Award and was the 2004 recipient of the “Distinguished Service Award for Music” in the state of Massachusetts. In addition to his position as Artist Associate of Oboe Carl Jenkins was the founding conductor of the Williams College Symphonic Winds, directing the ensemble for nine years, and for many years was also Director of Woodwind Ensembles at Williams College.