[i]About the composer:[/i] [b]Jesse Monkman[/b] began his percussion studies with Jeff Grubbs at age eleven. In Jesse’s high school years he played with the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra, and attended the Saratoga Orchestral Music Festival for several seasons. Jesse has since received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the New England Conservatory of Music studying with Frank Epstein and Will Hudgins of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. During his studies at the New England Conservatory, Jesse attended the Tanglewood Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and the Spoleto Festival. Currently, Jesse plays with the Portland Symphony Orchestra of Maine, Boston Modern Orchestra, as well as other performance venues in the Boston area. Monkman has performed well at several noteworthy contract auditions including earning the runner-up principal position for the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and making the finals for the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, Rhode Island, and San Antonio. As well as playing, Monkman teaches at the Powers Music School in Belmont, and has played many of his works throughout the New England area.
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almost 16 years ago
Jesse's compositions are always fantastic--and this is no exception. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting some new 4-mallet literature.