Speech Arts Adjudicators

Jennifer Orr teaches students at all levels, from young beginners to advanced and ARCT. She teaches private and group lessons in creative drama, speech arts, public speaking, storytelling, and speech arts theory.

Jennifer has worked at Calgary’s Mount Royal University Conservatory for more than three decades, serving as both an instructor and program facilitator. She plays an active leadership role in the discipline of speech and drama, contributing across Canada as a teacher, administrator, adjudicator, examiner, workshop clinician, and curriculum developer.




Jennifer has a long-standing affiliation with the Royal Conservatory of Music, serving as Speech and Drama specialist and member of the College of Examiners, examining both practical and theoretical subjects. She was a member of the team that produced both the 2000 and the 2011 editions of the RCM Examinations Speech Arts and Drama syllabus.


Jennifer's former students consistently credit their speech training as "the thing that made the biggest difference" in their road to success, and Jennifer is proud that many of her students are now speech teachers. She is passionate about the art of communication and delights in sharing poetry and stories with students, empowering them to explore their creativity and speak with power.