Jeanne Doty, retired Associate Professor of Music at the U of MN Duluth, taught piano, piano-related courses, pedagogy, and chamber music. She holds a DMA in Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Margo Garrett, and a Masters degree from Indiana University. She also received a Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jeanne has performed as a collaborative pianist in Italy, Costa Rica, Norway, Canada, and in many US states, and she has been described by her colleagues as having impeccable musicianship and stellar ensemble skills, as well as being a first-rate human being. She also plays the violin and accordion, and has a special interest in Finnish music and music education. For many years, she and her family performed and recorded in the Midwest and Finland as The Third Generation band. She co-chaired FinnFest 2008 held in Duluth, the largest such Finnish-American Festival in the history of that organization. In the fall of that year, Jeanne spent six weeks researching music education practices in Finland. She is currently developing a new program on the well known Finnish-American accordionist, Viola Turpeinen.
Jeanne enjoys playing with musicians of all ages, and is active with Lyric Opera of the North in Duluth MN. She is a board member of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.