Jesse Schartz

Jesse Schartz

Jesse Schartz

Associated Faculty, Bassoon

Areas of Expertise

  • Bassoon


  • BM, Performance, University of Arkansas
  • MM, Performance, The Ohio State University

Jesse Schartz is a highly regarded studio teacher, clinician and freelance musician in Central Ohio. As the interim applied bassoon instructor at The Ohio State University School of Music, Schartz brings a wealth of diverse professional experience to share with his students. Prior to settling in Columbus, Schartz served nearly two decades at home and abroad in the United States Air Force Bands as principal bassoon in concert band and director of various chamber ensembles. 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, Schartz remained active in the civilian community, performing frequently as an associate musician with several orchestral ensembles. He has played bassoon and contrabassoon with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Musical Theatre, Opera Columbus, and the Columbus Symphony, to name a few. Schartz currently performs regularly as principal bassoon with both the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra and Opera Project Columbus, as well as second bassoon and contrabassoon with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra. As a private studio instructor and clinician, Schartz has enthusiastically worked with young musicians throughout his career. 

Jesse Schartz teaches middle and high school students at his home studio in Worthington and as a master instructor for Music & Arts. He is the lecturer for the bassoon techniques course at Ohio State for music education majors, and is currently the bassoon instructor at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. Jesse received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arkansas and his Master of Music degree from The Ohio State University. He has studied bassoon with Richard Ramey, Robert Mottl and Karen Pierson.

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