Joining Wausau Pro Musica in 2017, Jeannie brings lots of experience singing including singing with the Song Spinners at DC Everest, various church choirs, has been a wedding and funeral soloist, and has been part of community theater musicals in Wausau and Sheboygan, Wisconsin. When she was 7, Jeannie began singing in church, elementary and junior high choirs. During the summers of 1965 and 1966, for six weeks per session, she participated under the direction of Maestro Robert Shaw for the first two years of Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Festival. In the 1960s-early '70s, Jeannie and friends formed a folk group, performing at clubs in southeast Michigan/Southwest Canada. In California, 1973-2009: San Francisco and Oakland Symphony choirs, Berkeley Chamber choir, Mills College Early Music Ensemble, Point Richmond Madrigal Singers, numerous community choruses. Jeannie says she's " hurtling toward my 71st birthday (yes, there will be treats)! She's a mother (Nick, 37, lives in Sacramento, CA), an advocate for families with at least one child with Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes, Child Life Specialist (pediatric medical play therapy), 15 years case manager/advocate for children 0-12 who have disabling conditions, baker and caterer by trade, reader and a person who loves to sing with my friends. She grew up in the Detroit area, lived 40 years in Berkeley, CA. area, now Wisconsin. She enjoys crocheting, cross stitching and singing. Jeannie says she’s been influenced by singers/groups: Ronnie Gilbert, Odetta, Etta James, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Johnny Clegg, Klezmatics, Bob Wills, Baguette Quartet, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Anonymous 4, Hildegarde of Bingen, Mozart and Haydn. Musical types: blues, Motown, 1960s rock, folk, bluegrass, Baroque, Early Music (Medieval and Renaissance), 18th and 19th century classical especially sacred masses.