Originally from Wisconsin and Iowa, Jeff Ensign graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa, where he played tuba and majored in Music Education. Ensign went on to be the band director in Boyd, Texas before he attended the University of North Texas for his masters and PhD. While in graduate school, Ensign taught piano, voice, guitar, trumpet, flute, and violin at the Dallas School of Music. In 2015 he completed his dissertation, “Form in Popular Song, 1990-2009.” For the past six years, Ensign was a lecturer in music theory and taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He recently moved to West Hollywood to pursue his dream of working in the music business.
Q&A with Jeffrey
Which musician would you like to play with?
Lil Nas X or his producers Take a Daytrip
Which musician has influenced you the most?
How did you learn to play your instrument?
private lessons starting in 5th grade
What equipment do you play on today?
Which personal trait helped you the most while practicing?
Which record would you take with you to the desert island?
Only 1? Probably Whitney Houston's My Love is Your Love
pop is my favorite
Level(s) Comfortable Teaching
What languages can you teach in?
Other Music-related work / goals
Someday I'm going to be the president of a major record label.
I write and produce songs. I also enjoy designing buildings and cities.