Jesse McConnell is currently a graduate teaching fellow at the University of North Texas. At UNT, he has played in the Center Brass Quintet, Wind Symphony, the 6 O'clock Tuba-Euphonium ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and has conducted the 8 O'clock Tuba-Euphonium ensemble. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education (Magna Cum Laude) from Texas Tech University.
While at Texas Tech, Mr. McConnell was an active participant in many musical ensembles including the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Band, the Tuba-Euphonium Quartet, and the Tuba-Euphonium ensemble, in which he has performed with at the last three International Tuba Euphonium Conferences.
Additional accomplishments include being a full time member with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, substitute and extra tubist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Texas Tech Brass and Voice area Concerto Competition Finalist, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, and the John Philip Sousa Award. Mr. McConnell has also been a finalist for the Great Plains Tuba-Euphonium Conference Mock Orchestra Competition and a Simi-finalist for the Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestra Competition. His principal studies have been with Don Little, Kevin Wass, Carl Kleinsteuber, and Christian Smith.