Music has been in Jeanne Doty’s life since she was a young girl. Every family gathering included playing and singing – particularly Finnish folk music and traditional Country & Western. Her family band, The Third Generation, recorded and performed frequently in the upper Midwest and Finland.
Following her retirement as Associate Professor of Music and chair of the keyboard area at UMD, Jeanne joyfully renewed her commitment to her Finnish and Country roots. Everyday for a year beginning with the COVID lockdown in March 2020, she produced “A Tune A Day” for her mom. Jeanne has performed on piano in several LOON productions and is happy to be a part of the Summer Sparkler!