Jesse Clevenger


Houston Symphony Orchestra

Jesse Clevenger

A Chicago Native, Jesse Clevenger comes from a musical family of horn players. This season he celebrates his fourth year as Assistant Principal hornist with both the Houston Symphony and the Sun Valley Music Festival. He has appeared as a guest player with the Chicago Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and as guest principal of the Toledo Symphony. This spring Clevenger performed the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante as a featured soloist with the Orqeusta Sinfónica del Estado de México in Toluca, México.

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 BM in Horn Performance from Indiana University with Jeff Nelsen and a MM from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music with William VerMeulen.

In his spare time, he likes to read chamber music, take road trips, play with pit bulls, and study renaissance art and music. An avid reader, Clevenger relishes reading Russian literature and the works of Noam Chomsky.