Staff Sergeant Jamie Schwendinger
Information Systems Administrator Staff Sergeant Jamie Schwendinger joined "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in December 2006 as a librarian. She was appointed to her present position in January 2014.
SSgt Schwendinger began her musical instruction on flute at age 11. After graduating in 1995 from Freeport High School, she earned her bachelor's degree in flute performance from Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) in Bloomington in 1999. She earned her master's degree in flute performance in 2002 from Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal. Her instructors included William West of IWU, Kimberly McCoul-Risinger of ISU, and Jody Brubaker.
Prior to joining "The President's Own," SSgt Schwendinger was a graduate assistant in flute at ISU, taught flute privately in Bloomington, Ill., and worked as a freelance musician and as a member of the Cantilena Duo, also in Bloomington.