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University community invited to retirement reception for Jeanne Frieben

Jeanne Frieben

An open house in honor of Jeanne Frieben, who is retiring after 36 years of service to WVU, will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 22) at the Museum Education Center. 

Frieben served as the director of student records and advising for the College of Creative Arts and is also an artist-level clarinet instructor in the WVU Community Music Program — where she enjoys teaching music lovers of all ages and performing regularly with her adult clarinet ensemble.    

She previously held the position of adjunct instructor of clarinet at WVU and Frostburg State University, and for many years, she enjoyed serving as director of the WVU Community Arts Program.

As a freelance musician, she performs regularly as principal clarinetist with the Johnstown Symphony, bass clarinetist with the West Virginia Symphony and Ohio Valley Symphony Orchestras, and second clarinetist for the River Cities Orchestra.  

For two summers, she attended the Music Academy of the West Summer Institute in Santa Barbara, California, and twice performed as principal clarinetist in the Lyric Mountain Summer Festival. Additional performances included the Westmoreland Symphony, Seneca Chamber Winds and the Fairmont University-Community Orchestra and Allegheny Chamber Players.

Frieben earned her master’s degree in clarinet performance and bachelor’s in music education from WVU.