Jon Marcum

2019 Round Top Music Festival

Bassoon
League City, Texas
Eastman School of Music
I began studying bassoon in 2010 in middle school. In high school, I studied with Jessica Goldbaum and Jeff Nesrsta. I won the Clear Lake Concerto Competition in 2014, and made All-State band in 2017, where I played principal bassoon on Scheherazade. I played in the Houston Youth Symphony's top group for three years, playing principal on pieces such as Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and Debussy's La Mer. I attended Greenwood Music Festival in 2015 and 2016. I currently attend the Eastman School of Music and study with George Sakakeeny. I have taken lessons from Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Rian Craypo, Ben Kamins, Elise Wagner, and have played in masterclasses with Richard Beene and Matthew McDonald.