Instructor of Horn, Interlochen Arts Camp
Associate Professor of Music, French Horn and Music History
D.M., Brass Pedagogy and Literature, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University; M.M., French Horn Performance; M.A., Brass Pedagogy, The Ohio State University; B.M., Music Education, Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam
Dr. Jessie Thoman is the Associate Professor of Horn and Music History at the University of Tennessee Martin. Along with winning principal and section positions in professional orchestras, freelancing, performing with artists like Jeff Nelsen, Andre Watts, Leonard Slatkin, Michel Camilo, Sylvia McNair, Eric Ruske, and Byron Stripling, Jessie is also the co-founder of the Mirari Brass Quintet (Ariel Artist Management) which maintains a busy performing and touring schedule all over the country. The quintet receives much praise for their high level of performance, creative programming, and exuberant rapport with each other and their audiences. Jessie is very active in sharing Jeff Nelsen’s Fearless concepts. Every summer she assists Jeff at his Fearless Performance for Musicians Seminar, empowering performers of all ages and disciplines. Known for her unabashed laugh and high energy, Jessie connects with people of all ages encouraging growth, improvement, and self-love allowing them to fulfill their dreams.