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Jesse Clevenger

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A Chicago Native, Jesse Clevenger comes from a musical family of horn players. He is currently acting 3rd Horn in the San Francisco Symphony. Before this, he played for 7 seasons with the Houston Symphony. Additionally, he has appeared as a guest player with the Chicago Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and as guest principal of the Baltimore Symphony and the Toledo Symphony. He has participated in numerous festivals including Tanglewood, Spoleto, Chautauqua and Bravo! Vail.  

He is eternally grateful to his parents, Alice Render and Dale Clevenger, who were his early instructors in both music and horn performance. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance from Indiana University with Jeff Nelsen and a Master of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music with William VerMeulen. 

In his spare time, he likes to read chamber music with friends and take road trips with loved ones. When not in a whirlwind of music, Mr. Clevenger enjoys literature, studying Renaissance art and music, and walking his dog, Olive.