Lecturer in Horn
Jesse McCormick was appointed Second Horn with The Cleveland Orchestra in July 2006 at the beginning of the Blossom season. Prior to that, Mr. McCormick held positions of Fourth Horn with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Second Horn with The Denver Brass. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mr. McCormick began horn studies with his mother Susan McCullough, Instructor of Horn at Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. He continued his studies with Sally Ann Wilson, and went on to attend The Julliard School. His primary horn teacher was New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Jerome Ashby. Mr. McCormick's solo appearances include the 1998 International Horn Symposium in Banff, Canada's winner of the Jon Hawkins award and soloist with The Denver Brass. He can be heard on the latest recording of The Denver Brass, "John Williams", featuring some of the composer's most spectacular works. While in Linz, Austria in September 2006, Franz Welser-Most and The Cleveland Orchestra recorded Bruckner's Symphony No. 5 to DVD, which has just been released to critical acclaim. In 2008, Mr. McCormick and Ms. McCullough will host the 40th Annual International Horn Symposium featuring world renowned artists in performances , lectures, and master classes. Mr. McCormick has had the pleasure of participating in the Festival of the Two Worlds in SPoleto, Italy the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California under the direction of Marin Alsop, and has served as faculty at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp which he attends annually. Mr. McCormick enjoys skiing and hiking in the Colorado Mountains as often as his schedule allows.