The Mannes School of Music, in New York, has today announced the appointment of American composer and violinist Jessie Montgomery to its composition and violin teaching faculties - effective from the commencement of the 2020-2021 academic year.
A graduate of The Juilliard School and New York University and current Graduate Fellow in Music Composition at Princeton University, Jessie is a former recipient of the ASCAP Foundation's 'Leonard Bernstein Award' and a 'Sphinx Medal of Excellence' - and she has performed as a member of the PUBLICQuartet and the Catalyst Quartet.
“We are so very happy to welcome Jessie to the faculty at Mannes and the College of Performing Arts ... " Mannes Executive Dean, Richard Kessler has today said.
“Jessie is a very special artist, a brilliant composer, violinist, and citizen artist,” he has said.
“I am truly honored to be joining the faculty of the Mannes School of Music … I look forward to contributing to an exciting new curriculum that builds upon the values of creative musicianship that drive this institution into the future,” the 39-year-old has today said.