Jeanine York-Garesche | Webster University

Jeanine York-Garesche

Adjunct Professor of Clarinet

Jeanine York-GarescheJeanine York-Garesche, clarinetist, holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received her Master of Music performance degree from the St. Louis Conservatory.

Ms. Garesche plays professionally with Union Avenue Opera, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, the Fox Theatre Orchestra, the Bach Society of St. Louis, the Masterworks Chorale, the Salem Chamber Orchestra, the Equinox Chamber Players and Trio Bella as well as serving as a replacement player with the St. Louis Symphony and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

Former professional engagements include the Fort Wayne Philharmonic (Indiana), the Illinois Symphony (Springfield), Quintessence Woodwind Quintet and Synchronia contemporary chamber music ensemble.

She has served on the staff and faculty of Tidewater Music Festival (Maryland), served as clarinetist in residence for the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (Maine) and performed at the 2008 International Clarinet Convention. She is a member of the Ladies Friday Musical Club, ACME (the Artists, Composers, Musicologists, and Educators branch of Mu Phi Epsilon) and received the Owen Miller Award from the Musician's Association of St. Louis in 2014. Jeanine is also a pianist and serves as a substitute keyboard player for area churches.

Jeanine is known throughout the Midwest as a private instructor, chamber music coach and clinician. Her students have won top honors in Missouri's District and State competitions, honor bands and orchestras. A sought-after chamber musician and recitalist, she also serves on the faculties of Webster University, the Community Music School of Webster University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Originally from the family farm in northeast Nebraska, Jeanine makes her home in University City with her husband, Tom and their cat, Oliver.