The Cleveland Orchestra - Second Horn
Artist's BiographyJesse McCormick
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jesse McCormick was appointed second horn of The Cleveland Orchestra by Franz Welser-Mst in January 2006. Mr. McCormick formerly held the position of fourth horn with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and second horn with The Denver Brass. A native of Colorado Springs, Mr. McCormick began horn studies with his mother, Susan McCullough, and Sally Ann Wilson of Colorado Springs. Subsequently, Mr. McCormick attended the Juilliard School to study with Jerome Ashby of the New York Philharmonic. Mr. McCormick was the winner of the Jon Hawkins award at the 1998 International Horn Symposium in Banff, Canada. He has been soloist with the Denver Brass and with Windworks Wind Ensemble in Cape Town, South Africa. For the past two years, Mr. McCormick has held the position of lecturer at the Baldwin Wallace College-Conservatory and Cleveland State University.
In July 2008, Mr. McCormick and Ms. McCullough were hosts of the 40th annual International Horn Symposium at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music. Mr. McCormick and Ms. McCullough recently released a CD titled It's All Relative, available on Itunes and www.cdbaby.com. Mr. McCormick has been a clinician at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and was a featured artist at the 2009 South African Horn Symposium. He has participated in the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California under the direction of Marin Alsop, and he has served as faculty at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp, which he attends annually.