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Jesse Jones
September 20, 2010, 1:16 am
Filed under: Composers


Jesse Jones

Born: October 4, 1978

Current Location: Ithaca, NY



Composer Jesse Jones (b.1978) hails from Flora Vista, New Mexico.  His compositions have been performed widely across America, Europe, and Asia, by ensembles such as the Israeli Chamber Project, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the American Composers Orchestra, the iO Quartet, SO Percussion, the Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players, and the Oregon Composers Orchestra, as well as by soloists such as violinist Joseph Lin, guitarist Kenneth Meyer, and soprano Judith Kellock.  Jones’s choral music is published internationally by earthsongs.

Jones has garnered several awards, including the 2010 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Barlow Endowment commission, the Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship from the Aspen Festival and School, the Sage Fellowship from Cornell University, and the Outstanding Scholar in Music Composition Award from the University of Oregon.  Jones was also on the 2005 National Dean’s List, and was given honorable mention in the 2007 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

Jones holds degrees from both Eastern Oregon University (BM), and the University of Oregon (MM), and is currently a doctoral candidate at Cornell University, where he studies with Steven Stucky and Roberto Sierra.

Music © 2010 Jesse Jones

Photograph © 2010 Erin Kinzer

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Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

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