Jessica 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 six years.

Jess is currently serving in her second year as a teaching artist for the Metropolitan Opera Guild and her first year with Education Through Music, while maintaining a private studio for horn and trumpet in Queens. She holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and the University of Delaware.

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.

Jess is also in the subtle cheetah brass quintet, a group committed to high quality performances merging new works with the existing repertoire, committed to advancing a diverse group of voices in classical music world.