B.A., Montclair State University
Jeanine Erickson joined the faculty at Morristown-Beard School in 1990.
From her arrival until 2017, Jeanine served as the School’s band director at MBS. During this time, she expanded the instrumental program by adding a Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble, and by teaching music theory and classical guitar. In addition, Jeanine grew the annual concert series by incorporating “All That Jazz” – a new performance by the Jazz Ensemble – and many chamber music concerts that showcased promising students and accomplished faculty and staff.
Following a yearlong sabbatical that focused on art design, Jeanine recently returned to MBS as a teacher in Design Arts & Sciences. This new direction is a bold move for a veteran teacher, and Jeanine is grateful to MBS for encouraging her to share this passion for design with students.
Jeanine holds a B.A. in Music Education and an M.A. in Music Theory & Composition from Montclair State University. She has also taken numerous workshops and coursework in fine metals, glasswork, pottery, and blacksmithing.
Outside of school, Jeanine is a freelance musician who plays flute in The New Sussex Symphony and also enjoys playing classical guitar. She is also an artisan who has two home studios: one for fine metals and glasswork, and the other for pottery. Her work can be found in several galleries throughout New Jersey.