Jeannie Psomas is a clarinetist, bass clarinetist, and clarinet teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeannie is the principal clarinetist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra as well as the second clarinetist with the Fresno Philharmonic. She has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the New Century Chamber Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, and many of the regional orchestras throughout the Bay Area and Nevada. Jeannie also plays clarinet with the Bay Area Woodwind Sextet Frequency 49. Born and raised in the Sunset District of San Francisco, Jeannie attended the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts high school, and also played clarinet in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. She began her undergrad at Rice University and completed her Bachelors of Music at the Eastman School of Music, where she toured with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and studied with both Kenneth Grant and Jon Manasse. Jeannie graduated with her Masters degree in clarinet performance at the San Francisco Conservatory in 2012, where she studied with Luis Baez and was awarded Departmental Honors. Jeannie is the instructor of clarinet at San Francisco State University. She also currently works in the public schools through the San Francisco Symphony as a Woodwind Teaching Artist. Jeannie also maintains a private studio in the Sunset District of San Francisco where she teaches students aged 10 – 60. Her students have been accepted to School of the Arts as well as CBDA All State Honor Band. ?When Jeannie isn’t performing, teaching, or frantically practicing she enjoys going to her favorite local yoga studio in the Outer Sunset and taking her dog Capi out to Fort Funston.
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