“an authoritative, exciting, polished and
resourceful performer with formidable skill. ”
Los Angeles Times
“Stunning performance … she was what else … Marvelous!”
Orange County Register
“Brilliant, commanding performance … flawless.”
International organist Marvel Jensen has thrilled audiences around the world. She has been acclaimed for her virtuosity and flawless technique.
Marvel Jensen has performed extensively in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria and the United States. Her concerts have included performances at Notre Dame, Paris; Mozarteum, Salzburg; Westminster Abbey, London; and Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence.
She was first to hold the position as Resident Organist with the Milwaukee Symphony and was Organist-Harpsichordist at the Los Angeles Music Center for over ten years. There she performed with renowned artists and conductors, including Roger Wagner and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
In France, she studied with the legendary organists Marcel Dupre’ and Jean Langlais, where she earned the coveted Prix d’artiste award. Marvel Jensen served as assistant to Jean Langlais at Sainte Clotilde Basilica, Paris.
Her studies have also been with Catharine Crozier, Malcolm Hamilton, and at the Eastman School of Music with Armand Basile and David Craighead.
She was a Research Scholar at Cambridge University, England and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California.
In addition to her concert career, Dr. Jensen was Director of Music Archive Studies, as well as International Collections Curator and Research Advisor to the USC Vice-Provost at the Doheney University Library. She has served on the Board of Directors of three International music and research organizations.
For over a decade, she was Music Coordinator for Miklos Rozsa, famed composer of both major symphonic works and Oscar winning film scores. On his behalf, Dr. Jensen worked closely with the elite of the music world, including conductors Leonard Bernstein, Antal Dorati, Georg Solti and the major symphony orchestras in both the United States and Europe. It was with these associations as well as her work with Paramount Studios that enabled Dr. Jensen to establish the Miklos Rozsa Archives. Before his death in 1995, Dr. Rozsa dedicated his last composition to Marvel Jensen titled “Suite In the Olden Style”.
Marvel Jensen is listed in Outstanding Young Women of America and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society recognizing the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.
Dr. Jensen has gained international recognition as concert artist and teacher, served on the Board of Advisors of four chapters of the American Guild of Organists, as well as being Artist in Residence at churches across the United States. Her recordings are available on the Canterbury label.
Dr. Jensen is represented by Artists International
Charles Hosenfeld, Personal Manager