Dr. Jeanne Bourgeois
Dr. Jeanne Bourgeois has been Assistant Concertmaster with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra since 2008. She has a doctorate in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music, a masters degree in performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from
the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her teachers include Charles Castleman, Almita and Roland Vamos, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Piotr Milewski and Thomas Wermuth. Jeanne began her music studies with the Suzuki method at age 4 in the Chicago area and completed books 1-10. She later studied Suzuki pedagogy with Edward Kreitman, Linda Fiore and Allen Lieb. Before moving to Spokane, Jeanne taught at the Western Springs School of Talent Education, Hochstein School of Music and Dance, and the Eastman Community Music School (Rochester, NY).
She has taught at Whitworth University, is currently on faculty of Washington State University String Camp and also maintains a large private violin studio in Spokane/Spokane Valley. In her free time, Jeanne enjoys the great outdoors, cooking and traveling with her husband, Stephen Swanson. For more information, please see http://jeannebourgeois.net