Jenny Kirby is an active performer in the southern Illinois area. Recent engagements include being a featured soloist for 2015 Southern Illinois Festival with works such as Piano Concerto No. 2 and Piano Trio No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich. This upcoming season, she will be presenting Piano Trio op. 121a by L.V Beethoven and Piano Trio by Maurice Ravel with the members of the Southern Illinois festival orchestra.
During the school year, she appears regularly as a collaborative pianist for vocalists and instrumentalists as part of her graduate assistantship at Southern Illinois University. She has been involved in the Illinois chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs as an adjudicator. She also serves Murphyboro United Methodist and Grace United Methodist in Carbondale as the organist. She is currently completing her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at Southern Illinois University and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Truman State University.