Part-Time Instructor of Performing Arts – Bassoon
- B.M., University of Arkansas
- M.A., University of Phoenix
- M.M., The Ohio State University
Jesse Schartz is a highly regarded studio teacher, clinician, and freelance musician in Central Ohio. As the Instructor of Bassoon at Ohio Wesleyan University, Jesse brings a wealth of diverse professional experience to share with his students. Prior to settling in Columbus, Jesse served nearly two decades at home and abroad in the United States Air Force Bands as principal bassoon in concert band and woodwind quintet music director. He has toured extensively in the United States, and has performed in over 20 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East. During his military tenure, Jesse remained active in the community performing frequently as an associate musician with many orchestral ensembles. He has played bassoon and contrabassoon with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Musical Theatre, and the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony to name a few. Jesse currently performs regularly as principal bassoon with Opera Project Columbus and the Westerville Symphony. He also holds the second bassoon/contrabassoon chair with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra. As a teacher, Jesse has worked with young musicians throughout his career as a private studio instructor and clinician. He currently teaches out of his home studio in Worthington and as a master instructor for Music & Arts in Worthington and Reynoldsburg. Jesse is also a lecturer at The Ohio State University teaching the bassoon techniques course for music education majors. Mr. Schartz received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arkansas, his Master of Arts in Education degree from the University of Phoenix, and his Master of Music degree from The Ohio State University.