Originally from Rochester, New York, Jennifer Turpen completed her B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York. She finished the M.M. in Saxophone Performance and a D.M.A. at the University of Georgia where she studied saxophone with the late Kenneth Fischer.

Dr. Jennifer Turpen has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and in various quartets. She is currently the alto player in the Globe Saxophone Quartet.. The quartet has performed internationally as well as nationally and on chamber music series in the U.S. including the Wyoming Cultural Outreach, Community Concerts Series and Britt Festival.  Dr. Jennifer Turpen currently serves as on the music faculty at the University of Wyoming. She and the members of the Globe Saxophone Quartet are endorsed by Eugene Rousseau as Rousseau mouthpiece specialists.