Jessie Montgomery

Composer, Violinist, & Music Educator 

http://www.jessiemontgomery.com/

 

WHO

Jessie Montgomery is a New York native violinist, composer and music educator. Since 1999 Jessie has been affiliated with The Sphinx Organization, which supports the accomplishments of young African-American and Latino string players. Since 2012 Jessie has held a post as Composer-in-Residence with the Sphinx Virtuosi. An active chamber musician and collaborator, Jessie has performed with the highly acclaimed Catalyst Quartet, raved by the New York Times as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…performing with earthly vigor.” She was a co-founder of PUBLIQuartet, an ensemble of composers and arrangers playing their own music as well as that of emerging and established contemporary composers. Jessie holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School in violin performance and a Master’s Degree in composition and film scoring from New York University. Her primary violin teachers have been Sally Thomas and Ann Setzer and her composition teachers and mentors include Ira Newborn, Joan Tower, Derek Bermel and Laura Kaminsky.


WHAT's mentioned in this episode:

Video about Alice Kanack and Creative Ability Development: 

LISTEN

Source Code begins playing at 00:20. It was recorded in 2015 by Catalyst Quartet (Jessie Montgomery, Karla Donehew-Perez, Paul Laraia, Karlos Rodriguez). Available on the album Strum: Music for Strings with Azica Records.


Starburst begins playing at 13:28. It was recorded in 2015 by the Loisaida Collaborative. Available on the album Strum: Music for Strings, with Azica Records.


Banner begins playing at 26:10. It was recorded in 2015 by Catalyst Quartet (Jessie Montgomery, Karla Donehew-Perez, Paul Laraia, Karlos Rodriguez) and Loisaida Collaborative. Available on the album Strum: Music for Strings with Azica Records.