A freelance musician, composer, and passionate educator from Pittsburgh, Jesse is a dedicated supporter of the fine arts. In addition to world class experience as a percussionist, he has accumulated a uniquely diverse background that includes competitive athletics, theater, technical drawing, teaching, and music production.
Jesse has recently accepted a contract as an active duty Marine musician with the "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, stationed in Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. In December of 2016, he earned the title of United States Marine with Bravo Company at MCRD Parris Island, SC and is scheduled to report for duty with the Drum & Bugle Corps in February 2017. He is beyond honored to have the rare opportunity to serve while also promoting his love for music and the marching arts.
Jesse is a proud alumni of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, studying and performing among many talented musicians and professors. In addition to studying the fine percussive arts under both Dr. Michael Kingan and Dr. Ronald Horner, Jesse's training includes over 3 years of marching percussion under the expert instruction of Rob Ferguson - world class director of Matrix Performing Arts, writer, designer, and educator. Jesse's participation in collegiate marching bands, Winter Guard International, and Drum Corps International has provided countless opportunities for competitions and performance tours across both the United States and Europe.
Available as a composer, arranger, performer, private lesson teacher, and academic clinician, Jesse is eager to work and collaborate with students, teachers, artists, and musicians of all kinds to explore all avenues of creativity. He is the owner and founder of SieffMusic.com, and a proud endorser of Dynasty Marching Percussion, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, and GroverPro Percussion.
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