A native of San Diego, Jeremy Justeson received the Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton; the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University; and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Justeson currently serves as the Department Chair and Professor of Saxophone at Kutztown University. Dr. Justeson held a prior appointment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and taught in award-winning instrumental music programs for several years in the Texas public school system. Dr. Justeson has studied with renowned conductors including Dr. Mitch Fennell, Jerry Junkin, and the late John P. Paynter.
Active regionally, nationally, and internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician, and conductor, Dr. Justeson has appeared in venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Dallas' Meyerson Center, San Antonio Symphony Hall, Allentown Symphony Hall, and San Diego's Copley Symphony Hall to name a few. Solo engagements for the 2016-17 season include performances in Romania, Louisiana, and Carnegie Hall.
A proponent of new music, Jeremy Justeson has premiered numerous pieces, worked with many of the day's leading composers, and performs as a member of the New York City-based American Modern Ensemble. He also serves as the Executive Director of the CASE Arts Group, Inc., a non-profit arts organization supporting performances and commissions of new music. Jeremy Justeson's two CDs, Juggernaut and Pimpin', feature the music of American composers. Dr. Justeson's primary saxophone teachers have included James Rötter, Harvey Pittel and Dr. Frederick L. Hemke. Jeremy Justeson is a Selmer Performing Artist and Clinician.