Senior Airman Janeen Friedrichs joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in May 2017. She currently performs as a clarinetist with the Concert Band, Marching Band, and Rampart Winds. In addition to her performance duties, SrA Friedrichs works in the publicity shop and serves as a physical training leader.
A native of Syracuse, NY, Airman Friedrichs holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her primary teachers include Robert DiLutis, Jon Manasse, and Gerald Zampino. SrA Friedrichs was a founding member of the ensemble District5 and has performed with groups including the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphoria, and the Gourmet Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she has toured and recorded two albums with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra. Her recital appearances include performances for the Skaneateles Festival as the recipient of their Robinson Award, Syracuse Society of New Music, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, and Chamber Music at the Barns. In 2009, she performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra.
2013 Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
2015 Master of Music, University of Maryland, College Park, MD