Instrument/Department: Flute; Hochstein/RFA Flute Camp Co-Director
Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 1990
Jeanine Beahan holds a Master of Music degree from DePaul University (Chicago) and a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Ithaca College (cum laude). Her principal teachers include Donald Peck, Walfrid Kujala, and Julius Baker.
She is currently Principal Flute of the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, where she is frequently a featured soloist, as well as Principal Flute of the Greater Rochester Women’s Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Lydian Winds and plays regularly in pit orchestras around the area. In addition, she has performed with the Orchestra of Illinois, Chicago Civic Orchestra (Principal), Omaha Symphony, and Oak Park Opera Orchestra.
Beahan taught instrumental music in the Livonia School District beginning in 1996 and is now retired. She has been a faculty member of the RFA/Hochstein Summer Flute Camp since around 2002.
More About Jeanine Beahan
Hometown: Palmyra, NY
What inspires me: Seeing the “light” come on in a student’s face when they suddenly understand.
Why the arts matter: Not everyone can be academically oriented. I see time and time again students – who struggle in the classroom – absolutely bloom when playing/singing. It’s critical that each of us discover our own voice and means of expression.
When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: practicing; in rehearsals; in my garden; playing Mah Jongg; and being with family, friends and my pets (Boston Terrier and 2 cats)
My favorite local restaurant: Laurier’s
Favorite places to travel: Ireland, any place new