Jesse Myers is an adventurous explorer of music that expands the possibilities of the piano. Always striving to push his performances into new realms, Myers frequently performs music for prepared piano, new music for piano and electronics, as well as traditional classical literature in nontraditional settings. His recent work with the prepared piano and electroacoustic music has led to tours across the country including artist residencies and solo guest performances at universities, conservatories, and music festivals. Locally, his solo concerts have been featured in many outlets such as King FM, Seattle Magazine, City Arts Magazine, and Second Inversion, while frequently appearing in The Stranger’s curated best concerts.
Mr. Myers has chosen the vocation of being a lifetime student of the piano and tireless teacher of its techniques and repertoire. He prides his pedagogy on the ability to be adaptive to the artistic inclination and individuality of the student. With students ranging from concert pianists to internationally touring pop artists, Myers strives to achieve high levels of artistic expression through whole-body awareness techniques, regardless of musical style.
Jesse Myers has a Master of Music degree from the University of Washington in piano performance. He also attended Bowling Green State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in piano performance. His important teachers have been Robin McCabe, Virginia Marks, Valrie Kantorski, and Marylin Shrude.
I was featured in City Arts Magazine for my solo show of living American composers. It was a very special concert with 6-channel surround sound. http://www.cityartsonline.com/articles/dissolving-genre
I sat down with Second Inversion to discuss urban sounds, American music, and electronics in my show “Living in America”. “When it comes to the piano, Jesse Myers likes to …
I was a feature soloist in this event, presenting music for piano and electronics. Check out this LIVE recording of Christopher Cerrone’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn. https://soundcloud.com/jessemyerspiano/cerrone-hoyt-schermerhorn-live-jesse-myers
Kent Karnofski from The Live Music Project published an article on my work with prepared piano for my upcoming residency at Cornish College of the Arts. http://livemusicproject.org/steinways-screws-myers-plays-cage/
An evening devoted to the composer erases boundaries—between performer and auditor, art and life. Read more…
KingFM’s modern classical music service, Second Inversion, just published a really nice interview with me about my upcoming Cage recitals. The avant-garde and always-iconoclastic composer John Cage threw a …