Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish
Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, a member of the boards of both MartinArts and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, has had an illustrious and versatile career as a performing musician and professor of music at Principia College (Elsah, Illinois) for over 40 years as the Charles Stewart Harding Mott Distinguished Professor of Music and currently Professor Emerita of Music, upon retiring in 2014. She studied and performed flute and piano with some of the most significant musicians of the 20th century including Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Pierre Boulez, Darius Milhaud, Loren Maazel, Leonard Bernstein, and Roger Sessions—to name but a few. Earning her doctorate from Yale School of Music, she has served as Chair of the Frances Blaisdell Scholarship competition established by the National Flute Association in 2010 to honor one of the most important mentors in Marie’s life. She has been recognized for her career-long leadership in the arts by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arts Council, the Community Service Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution, the 2017 winner of the Sage Award for outstanding contribution to the arts in Martin County. She is the 2020 Winner of the “Women of Distinction Award” sponsored by the Soroptimist international of Stuart. Six years ago she established the “Sunset Concerts @ the Gallery” held at the Martin Arts County Cultural Center. Together with over 100 concerts of the Jureit Musicales, she has enriched the communities of the Treasure Coast with countless great artists from around the world as well as local talent. An active leader of performing arts trips both in this country and abroad, she has led many cultural abroad for both Principia and the Arts Council of Martin County’s “cultural excursions” trips. In August Dr Marie Jureit-Beamish is honored to receive the Golden Anniversary Award from the National Flute Association for her lifetime of achievement in the arts at the national convention in Chicago.