J.P. Kentros

J.P. Kentros is an Arts Specialist for Canyons School District where he leads, develops, and administers support for Arts programs district wide. Prior to his district promotion, Kentros spent 13 years as a high school choir teacher, and spent his last six as the Choir Director at Jordan High School in Sandy, UT. During his years directing high school choirs, he consistently directed groups to receiving superior ratings at Region and State Festivals, as well as directed groups who have placed at local and national competitions. Kentros has taken ensembles on performance tours to Seattle, Washington D.C., San Diego, Anaheim, Las Vegas, and more.

He received his Master of Music Education degree at SUU in the Spring of 2018. Kentros also holds a Bachelor's degree from Southern Utah University (double major in Music Education and Theatre Education), and upon graduation was named the Outstanding Graduate of SUU's Music Department in 2009. 

Always refining his craft, Kentros remains an active member of the National Association for Music Education, and serves on the Utah Music Educators Association Choral Committee. As well as directing choirs, Kentros has frequently served as music director and private voice teacher to students from elementary to high school ages, and has even had the privilege of being hired as guest-music-director for both Southern Utah University and Dixie State University mainstage theater department productions.

Kentros looks forward every day to the challenges that directing choirs and coaching voices bring, and always enjoys to watch students grow from doing new and challenging literature. He is excited to train young singers for the foreseeable future. 

Experienced in audio hardware and recording software, Kentros has done several presentations on streaming live performances at both UMEA and UACTT state conferences. He has been hired and consulted on the set up of many school livestream set ups throughout the state of Utah.

Kentros remains most proud to be a husband to Anni, and a dad to Danny and Audrey.

Contact J.P. Kentros for support in musical endeavors at KentrosArts@gmail.com