Jess Santiago


An avid solo and chamber musician, Jess maintains a career as a freelance horn player and pedagogue. Known to go wherever the wind will take her, she has performing credits across the USA, Europe, and Asia. Most notably she has performed with the MostArts Festival (Alfred, NY), Artosphere Festival Orchestra (Fayetteville, AR), Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (LA), Hollywood Concert Orchestra (FL), and the Sarajevo Philharmonic (BiH). A native of New York, Jess performs at some of the most famous and unique concert halls the city has to offer. However, her favorite venue is tucked away on a street in Chelsea - St. Paul's Church - where she has performed with The Chelsea Symphony for the past five years.

Jess is currently a brass instructor at Sage Music in Long Island City. She holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and the University of Delaware. She maintains a private studio for horn and trumpet in Queens, and is in her seventh years as a teaching artist with the Corona Youth Music Project.

Solo credits include a performance of Richard Strauss’ First Horn Concerto, Op. 11 (2013) with the Manhattan School of Music Symphony and Reinhold Gliere’s Horn Concerto, Op. 91 (2009) with the University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra. This season she will be performing George Crumb’s Idyll for the Misbegotten (Images III) with members of TCS!