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Lessons offered by Jaime
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Drumming
  • Marimba
  • Xylophone
Levels
  • All Levels

DFW Percussionist/Drums - currently have a student load of 50 - All ages/levels welcome

Methodology

I teach all ranges and ages. In the past, I have taught at Universities, high schools, middle schools, and currently my youngest student six.

Together we will discuss goals and I will provide and explain the curriculum to get you to your goals.

Background

Jaime Esposito is a percussion performer and educator based out of Dallas, Texas. In 2018, Jaime co-founded Spectrum Ensemble, a non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting talented LGBTQA+ composers and performers. The ensemble commissions and performs new music by Queer composers, raises funds for LGBTQA+ causes, and advocates for marginalized members of the music community.

As a performer, Esposito was an artist with the International Lyric Academy in Italy during the summer of 2018. Additionally, in the summer of 2015, they were invited to the United Kingdom to perform with the prestigious Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra. Domestically, Jaime has been an artist with the World Percussion Group and Heartland Marimba collective, where they performed concerts and offered coaching sessions to students across the country. Esposito frequently plays with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Texarkana Symphony, Allen Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, and Dallas Chamber Winds.

As an educator, Esposito currently serves as a private lessons instructor and front ensemble tech at LD Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. Additionally, Jaime has taught as an adjunct professor at North Texas Central College, front ensemble tech for the Vigilantes Indoor Percussion Ensemble, sectional coach for the Fort Worth Youth Symphony, and drumline instructor at the Culver Military Academy.

As a graduate student at the University of North Texas, they held responsibilities teaching primary lessons to undergraduate percussion students, teaching the Freshman Percussion Ensemble, as served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow and Office Assistant for Mark Ford.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Lessons offered by Jaime
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
Taught subjects
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Drumming
  • Marimba
  • Xylophone
Levels
  • All Levels

Jaime's resume

Education

University of North Texas, Denton, TX 2014-2016

Masters of Music in Percussion Performance


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 2010-2014

Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance

Minor: Arts Administation


Teaching Experience

North Texas Central College 2018 - 2020

Adjunct Professor

Vigilante indoor Percussion 2017 - 2018

Front Ensemble Staff

Teaching Fellow - University of North Texas 2014-2016

UNT Percussion Group Director

Private Lesson Instructor

Percussion Office Assistant

Equipment Maintenance Supervisor



Lone Star Youth Orchestra 2016 - Present

Sectional Coach



Heartland Marimba Festival 2017

Summer College Section Coach

Lesson instructor

Culver Military Academy 2012

Drumline Instructor

Intro to Percussion Course



LD Bell High School 2016 - Present

Private Lesson Instructor

Front Ensemble Instructor

Sectional Coach



Frisco Centennial High School 2014-2016

Private Lesson Instructor

Battery/Snare Tech

Front Ensemble Instructor

Denton Ryan High School 2016 - 2018

Private Lesson Instructor

Sectional Coach

Collegiate Courses Taught

University of North Texas 2014-2016

MUAC 1521/3521 - Applied Percussion

MUCM 3617 - Percussion Ensemble

Clinics, Master Classes, and Coaching

A NEW LIGHT TOUR 2019

University of North Texas

University of Oklahoma

Stephen F Austin University

Dallas Resource Center

Newton Rayzor Elementary School

Fort Worth Youth Symphony 2016 - Present

Sectional Coach

WPG TOUR 2016

College of Southern Nevada

ā€œMaking Snare Drum a Musical Instrumentā€

Southern Utah University

ā€œMaking Snare Drum a Musical Instrumentā€

Brigham Young University

ā€œMaking Snare Drum a Musical Instrumentā€

Colorado Mesa University

ā€œMaking Snare Drum a Musical Instrumentā€

Kansas State University

ā€œMaking Snare Drum a Musical Instrumentā€

University of Missouri

ā€œMaking Snare Drum a Musical Instrumentā€

University of Central Missouri

ā€œMaking Snare Drum a Musical Instrumentā€

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

ā€œMaking Snare Drum a Musical Instrumentā€

Performance Experience

PASIC Focus Day 2019

Spectrum Ensemble

DFW BRASS

Timpanist

DFW, TX

Spectrum Ensemble 2019

Founder/Percussionist

Denton, Tx

Dallas Chamber Winds 2019 - Present

Percussion Sub

Dallas, Tx



Fort Worth Symphony 2018 - Present

Percussion Sub

Forth Worth, Tx



Abilene Symphony Orchestra 2017 - Present

Percussion Sub

Abilene, Tx

Allen Philharmonic 2017 - Present

Timpani Sub

Allen, Tx



Lone Star Wind Orchestra 2017 - Present

Percussion Sub

Dallas, Tx

Artist of the Heartland Marimba Collective 2017- Present

Ensemble player

Touring Ensemble: IA, NE, OH



Dallas Winds 2017 - Present

Percussion Sub

Dallas, TX



World Percussion Group Tour 2016

Ensemble Player

Touring Ensemble: NV, UT, CO, KS, MO, IA, LA



Texarkana Symphony 2016 - Present

Percussion Sub

Texarkana, AR



Lone Star Wind Orchestra 2017 - Present

Percussion Sub

PASIC Showcase Concert 2016

UNT Percussion Ensemble:

International Percussion Ensemble Competition Winner

Indianpolis, IN

Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra 2015

Section Percussion

Aldborough, UK



Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra 2015 - Present

Percussion Sub

Irving, TX



Eastern Music Festival Faculty Orchestra 2013

Section Percussion



Northwest Festival Orchestra 2012

Section Percussion



Wheaton Municipal Band 2010

Section Percussion



Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra 2008

Section Percussion

Music Festivals

International Lyric Academy 2018

Heartland Marimba Festival 2017

Heartland Marimba Festival 2016

World Percussion Group Tour 2016

Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra 2015

Eastern Music Festival 2013

Awards and Honors

Semifinalist US Air Force Concert Band Timpani Audition 2017

Semifinalist ā€œPershingā€™s ownā€ Army Band 2017

2nd Place Heartland Marimba Festival Solo Competition 2016

Winner of PASIC Timpani Mock Audition 2014

Participation in DrumFest International Marimba Competition 2014

Illinois Day of Percussion Mock Audition - 2nd place 2013

Culver Military Academy Concerto Competition Winner 2012

Teaching Awards and Honors

L D Bell Highschool

Winner PASIC Chamber Percussion Competition 2019

Seminars

Heatland Marimba Festival 2016

NYU Percussion Broadway Seminar 2011

Northwestern Percussion Symposium 2010 - 2013

Recordings

Heatland Marimba Dances 2016

Director Matthew Coley

Untitled by the University of North Texas Wind Symphony 2014

Conducted by Mr. Eugene Corporon

Television

HBO Empire 2015

Drumset Player Season 2, Episode 4

Publications

Rhythm Scene! - ā€œHeartland Marimbaā€ by Jaime Esposito April 2018



Musical Theatre Shows: Drums and Percussion

Coppel Highschool 2019

Newsies



Uptown Theater 2018

West Side Story

Frisco Heritage High School

Pippin 2017

Northwestern University Student Theatre

I Love You Because 2012

Cabaret 2012

Avenue Q 2012

Urinetown 2011

Pippin 2011

Sonnets for an Old Country 2010



Northwestern University Dolphin Show

42 Street 2012

Ragtime 2011



St. Anneā€™s Community Theatre

Throughly Modern Millie 2010

Beauty and the Beast 2009





William Fremd High School

Cabaret 2009

Bye Bye Birdie 2008

Opera

Die Fledermaus 2012

Commisions and Premeiers

Alex Temple - Ah Yes, the Three Genders

Commissioned by Spectrum Ensemble

World Premier by Spectrum Ensemble PASIC 2019

Luke Ellard - speak over

Commissioned by Spectrum Ensemble

World Premier by Spectrum Ensemble concert A New Light May 4th, 2019

Kevin Rosacias - Golden Gate

Commissioned by Spectrum Ensemble

World Premiers by Spectrum Ensemble concert A New Light May 4th, 2019

LJ White - Cog for 2 percussionists

Commissioned by Spectrum Ensemble

World Premiers by Spectrum Ensemble concert A New Light May 4th, 2019

Derek Tywoniuk - Dorthy Fragments

Commissioned by Spectrum Ensemble

World Premiers by Spectrum Ensemble concert A New Light May 4th, 2019

Dave Hall ā€“ Entropy Variations 2016

Commissioned by the UNT Percussion Ensemble

World Premiere by UNT Percussion Ensemble: PASIC



IE2 - Mark Ford 2016

Commissioned by the UNT Percussion Ensemble

World Premiere by UNT Percussion Ensemble: PASIC



Inuksuit - John Luther Adams 2012

Mid-West Premier at Millennium Park in Chicago



Committee Service

PAS Diversity Committee Member 2017- Present

Point for LGBTQ+

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