- M.M., Viola Performance, San Francisco Conservatory, 1992
- B.M., Viola Performance, Eastman School of Music, 1988
Jeanne Case is orchestra/choral ensemble librarian and academic specialist in the music library at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Hailing from Texas, Case has a wide range of international experience, including performance, speaking engagements, performance librarianship, and music archiving. She returned to her native Houston in mid-2022 after an invitation to fill the newly created principal librarian position with the Houston Symphony, leading a team in Jesse H. Jones Hall. Along with her duties, she initiated digitizing a vast collection of music that was damaged in 2011 flooding to ensure longevity of these important works.
Case has served as an orchestral librarian with a distinguished history of service to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Her tenure there included VIP artist management, annotation of the monthly program book, and additional music editing projects for the orchestra. Her teaching skills were used during the annual Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop, where she instructed students on musical part creation and layout.
She is deeply committed to music preservation and has accepted an invitation from G. Schirmer to collaborate with a team in Austria to preserve lost works of composers silenced by the Holocaust. As a Jewish-American, this project is especially close to her heart. Previously, she has assisted G. Schirmer in editing and typesetting works of Gerard Schwarz.
Case has also submitted materials to Boosey & Hawkes, Schott Music, and Lyra Music Archive, and contributed to the Gershwin Initiative in the restoration and reissue of orchestral works by George Gershwin.
The Major Orchestra Librarian Association, of which she has been a member for nearly 20 years, relies on her librarianship and engaged her to lead a presentation at its 2019 conference in Atlanta educating her library colleagues in ArtsVision, the leading orchestral software for libraries and orchestra management today.
Case is a specialist in proofreading, editing, and typesetting for orchestra as well as harp solo and chamber music in Finale Music Notation software. She has worked with composers including Carlisle Floyd and Marc-André Dalbalvie to bring their vision to the page and also contributed to London Philharmonic Artistic Director Elena Dubinets’ illuminating book Russian Composers Abroad, published by Indiana University Press.
For the Austin Symphony, Case combined her viola performance with a major library restructuring project, and the Sarasota Orchestra, University of Texas at Austin, and San Antonio Symphony have also benefited from her service in the library. Additionally, as an advocate for music for the harp, she was invited to speak at the World Harp Congress in Vancouver, B.C., on how an orchestral librarian can be a harpist’s best resource.
An accomplished string player, she has performed viola in orchestras in Brazil and Mexico and has participated in music festivals in Germany and Japan. She counts among her interests continuing viola performance, for which she earned a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music.