Born in 1989, Jesse Strickland has been composing music for most of his life. Upon completing his undergraduate degree from Auburn University, he worked as composer in residence at a Lakeview Baptist church in Auburn, where he set many sacred texts for choir. Even still, writing pieces for a cappella choir remains a large portion of his compositional output.
In 2018, he received his Master’s degree in Composition from the University of South Carolina, having focused primarily on chamber works – including a woodwind quintet, a clarinet sonata, and a string quartet - the string quartet exploring the unique pitch properties caused by pitch drift inherent in just intonation.
For the last four years, he has been hosting a YouTube series called Two Minute Music Theory, explaining the basics of music theory in roughly two minute videos. These videos have been used by music educators, and music students across the country.
His works have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Jesse is currently located in Queens, NY.