JEREMY JUSTESON, saxophonist

Jeremy_Justeson_1Jeremy Justeson has performed as an orchestral soloist and recitalist across the United States. In addition, he has appeared as a member of the San Antonio Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony, Allentown Symphony, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. His performances have been broadcast on radio and television throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has won first place awards in many young artist contests including the Sorantin International Young Artists Competition and the Kingsville International Young Performers Competition.

A native of San Diego, Jeremy received the Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton, the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin. As the winner of numerous concerto contests he has performed with the Peninsula, Downey, South Coast, and High Desert Symphonies, the CSU Fullerton Wind Ensemble, Cleveland Heights Chamber Orchestra, Austin Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Solo Repertory Orchestra. His versatility as a woodwind performer not only includes the entire saxophone family, but also extends to the clarinet and flute. This versatility is evident in the various musical genres in which he performs; such as, musical theater, rock and roll, and contemporary classical music.

Jeremy’s primary saxophone teachers have included Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, James Rötter, and Harvey Pittel. A proponent of new music, Jeremy Justeson has premiered numerous pieces and has worked with many of the day’s leading composers including Phillip Glass, Donald Grantham, John Harbison, Karel Husa, David Maslanka, James Mobberly, Gunther Schuller, David Del Tredici, and Dan Welcher.

He currently serves as Assistant Professor, Director of the Single Reed Studio, and Assistant Director of Bands at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, with a prior appointment at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.