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Jonathan Bisesi

Director, Percussion Workshop, BU Tanglewood Institute

Jonathan Bisesi has held the position of Percussionist with The “President’s Own” United States Marine Band since May 2004. Mr. Bisesi is currently on the Percussion Faculties of George Mason University School of Music, (2015; Co-coordinator of the Percussion Department since 2022), Boston Conservatory at Berklee (2021) and the University of Maryland (2022; Director of the Percussion Studio since 2023). He was a fellow of the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and The Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts and has performed with The Boston Symphony Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Boston Ballet, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Washington National Opera Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, The New World Symphony, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, The Buffalo Philharmonic, and The International Festival Cervantino (The largest arts festival in Latin America) in Guanajuato, Mexico. His musical works are published by Pocket Publications and Meredith Music and his children’s book, Josephine the Xylophone Queen, is published by Acute by Design. His debut solo percussion album THEN/NOW released in 2021 and he is a co-founder and board member of the Network for Diversity in Concert Percussion.

Jon lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife Meghan and their daughter, Josephine.