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 Art and Design. 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.