Director, Wind Ensemble
CASE Arts Group, Inc.
Artist's BiographyJeremy Justeson - Biography
Dr. 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. Jeremy Justeson’s 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 Justeson 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. 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. 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 Justeson’s primary saxophone teachers have included Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, James Rötter, and Harvey Pittel. He has also studied with clarinetists from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Dr. Justeson actively advances the music of both established and up-and-coming composers. He can be heard performing new music in both academic and alternative art venues with the CASE Ensembles. The CASE Ensembles include the CASE Contemporary Ensemble, CASE Saxophone Quartet, and CASE DUO, of which Jeremy Justeson is a founding member. 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, Rob Smith, David Maslanka, James Mobberly, Gunther Schuller, David Del Tredici, and Dan Welcher.
Dr. Justeson currently serves as Associate Professor, Director of the Single Reed Studio, and Director of Bands at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.