Jennifer Beynon Martinec (co-artistic directors/conductores, The Atlantic Boychoir)
Jennifer Beynon- Martinec B. Mus., B. Mus. Ed., M. Mus., is a . candidate in Music, Medicine and Education at Memorial University. She is a voice and music education graduate from the University of British Columbia and the University of Western of Ontario.
Jennifer has been a choral conductor and vocal pedagogue for over fifteen years in both Canada and Europe; having worked with prestigious organizations such as: St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, Ontario, the Amabile Boys Choir, the Bach Children’s Choir, and the prize-winning Czech Boys Choir. Jennifer was awarded the Don Wright Scholarship for Vocal Music (UWO, 2001), the Lloyd Bradshaw Scholarship in Choral Conducting (UofT, 2003) and most recently the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC, 2016).
Currently, Jennifer is the artistic director of the AVE Girls Choir in collaboration with the Graham Academy, co-artistic director of the Atlantic Boychoir and a per-course instructor at Memorial University. Jennifer enjoys being active in the St. John’s community with her three children and husband, Jakub Martinec.
Recognizing that the federal government was not going to protect their rights, the various Nations assumed this function &mounted attacks against the American invaders. In response, the . army launched a series of brutal, constant, &intense campaigns against the Native peoples in the summer of 1867. By October of that year the Native Nations were ready for a truce which came at a grand council on Medicine Lodge Creek in southwestern Kansas. The treaties negotiated during the Council are very important historically, resulting as they did in the assignment to the Kiowas &Comanches a reservation on lands taken from the Choctaws &Chickasaws by the Reconstruction Treaties of 1866. The 1,200 Kiowas &1,700 Comanches received a 3 million-acre domain. Additionally, 300 Kiowa-Apaches joined with the Kiowas &Comanches and agreed to settle on their reservation. The Cheyennes (numbering about 2,000) &Arapahos (numbering about 1,200) were assigned a reservation containing nearly 5 million acres (Five years later the . removed 600,000 acres from the Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation in order to establish a reservation for Wichitas, Caddoes, absentee Delawares, &remnants of Texas Nations).