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Jeannie Pool

Jeannie Gayle Pool

Jaygayle Music (ASCAP)


P.O. Box 8144,
La Crescenta, CA 91224-0144
Phone: 818-606-5743

Dr. Jeannie Pool is a composer, filmmaker, musicologist, film music consultant, producer, and college instructor. Last season her compositions were heard in California, Washington, D.C., Boston, Florida, Ohio, Toronto, Beijing, and Belgrade. Her feature-length documentary, PEGGY GILBERT AND HER ALL-GIRL BAND, narrated by Lily Tomlin, was completed in May 2006 with funding from the Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund and The Schutrum-Piteo Foundation [see].


As a music historian and producer, she served as Executive Director of the Film Music Society from 1990 to 2002. She lectures and writes frequently on film music history and preservation, contemporary music, and on women in music. Dr. Pool served as adjunct for three years at Fullerton College where she taught courses on music appreciation, women in music and jazz history. She has served an independent music consultant for Paramount Pictures, since 1995 and currently is the studio's music archivist.

An award-winning radio producer, Jeannie Pool specializes in contemporary music of the Americas, and was heard weekly on KPFK-FM, Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles between 1981 and 1996. Pool interviewed many composers and performers. Since 1980 she has organized many conferences and concerts including International Congresses on women in Music in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City. She has produced LP, CD and cassette recordings for Cambria Master Recordings, an independent label in California which specializes in contemporary American music. She serves as an Advisor to the Board of the International Alliance for Women in Music, which she helped to establish. In 1995 she was honored by the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) for her work to promote American composers and music, and served as Chair and Secretary of their National Board of Directors. She currently serves on the Board of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC).

Born in Paris, Illinois in 1951, Dr. Pool grew up in Ohio and studied music in New York City at Hunter College of the City University of New York (B.A. in Music). She also studied musicology at Columbia University, and holds a Masters degree from California State University, Northridge, where she did a thesis on music in Los Angeles in the nineteenth century. She received a Ph.D. in music at the Claremont Graduate University in May, 2002, with a dissertation on the black Creek Indian composer Zenobia Perry (1908-2004).

Upcoming Performances

Saturday, February 21, 8pm. Sunday, February 22, 2009, 2:30pm
Niagra Symphony Orchestra
A Flute in the City of Angels, Featuring Louise Di Tullio, Flute and Kaye Royer, Clarinet. World Premiere of Jeannie Gayle Pool's ANGELS FLIGHT (2009)

Saturday, February 28, 2009, Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Performance of Jeannie Gayle Pool's ANGELS FLIGHT (2009)
Conducted by Ronald Royer, featuring Louise Di Tullio, Flute and Kaye Royer, Clarinet

Sunday, March 1, 2009, Sinfonia Toronto, conducted by Ronald Royer.
Performance of ANGELS FLIGHT, featuring Louise Di Tullio, Flute and Kaye Royer, Clarinet.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, San Diego, California.
David Amos Conducting. World Premiere of Jeannie Gayle Pool's Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Juanita Cummins.

Recent Performances

Sunday, 3 pm October 8, 2006
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401. Admission is free.
“Love Song for A Daughter” from With Gratitude for Solo Bass (2000)
Performed by Tom Peters, double bass; also appearing is MaryLou Newmark, electric violin; Presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Composers, U.S.A.

Sunday, October 29, 2006
9:15 am and 11 am
Morning Worship Services
Cantata: We Believe in You O God (2000) for soloists, choir, orchestra, organ and bagpipe
St. Peter’s By the Sea Presbyterian Church
6410 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Jean Gothold, Minister of Music and Worship
Howard Wood, organist; Ian Whitelaw, bagpiper.
For more information, call 310-377-6882;

Three performances of
The Yet-to-be named Overture for Orchestra (2005)
Sunday, January 21, 2007, 7 pm
Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra
Conducted by David Amos
First United Methodist Church
915 Paseo Ranchero
Chula Vista, California
Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 7:30 pm
Tefereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd,
San Diego, California
Saturday, January 27, 2007, 7 pm
College Avenue Baptist Church
4747 College Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115
For more information, call 619-697-6001

Screenings of PEGGY GILBERT AND HER ALL-GIRL BAND are listed at Jeannie Pool directed, wrote and produced the film and wrote its original score.

Recent Activities

Lecture and screening of Peggy Gilbert and Her All-Girl Band at the International Alliance Congress on Women in Music, Florida International University, May 2006.

Guest Composer, 37th Annual Belgrade Music Festival, October 2005.

Premiere of Overture for Orchestra, Palisades Symphony, Joel Lish, conducting, February, 2006.

Premiere of Cinematic Suite for orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Ronald Royer, conducting, January 2005.

Premiere of Character Matters for string quartet, by the Kirby Quartet, October 2005, Les Amis Concert Series, Toronto, Canada.

Links to other sites

For information on Jeannie Pool's first feature-length documentary, visit: is producer of numerous compact discs for Cambria is the founder of the International Congress on Women in Music which led to the formation of the IAWM (International Alliance for Women in Music)