Jesse Monkman

Noted composer and percussionist Jesse Monkman was born in Upstate New York where he began his musical training at the age of 10 with a concentration on music theory and percussion. Jesse attended the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied percussion with Frank Epstein and Will Hudgins of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and received his master’s degree in performance from Lynn Conservatory on a full scholarship. While at the conservatory, Mr. Monkman began composing seriously with the release of his first work Parody for solo marimba. In the following years, Jesse has written for string quartet, percussion ensemble, marimba concerto, piano, pop songs, latin band songs and various commissioned works. Mr. Monkman's music has been extensively performed in juries, recitals, competitions, and various concert hall settings throughout the United States and internationally.

As a percussionist, Jesse frequently performs with major symphony orchestras and has played with the Boston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Malaysia Symphony, Portland Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Palm Beach Opera and has toured throughout Asia and the United States.



A mysterious, driving, and audience-accessible vibraphone solo that steers away from the instrument's jazz roots.
Duration: 6:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
$16.00
A mysterious, driving, and audience-accessible vibraphone solo that steers away from the instrument's jazz roots.
Duration: 6:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
$14.00
A flashy, crowd-pleasing marimba solo heavily infused with gypsy jazz.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Advanced
$16.00
A flashy, crowd-pleasing marimba solo heavily infused with gypsy jazz.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Advanced
$14.00
This piece explores a variety of contrasting moods from lyrical to intense, and calls upon the performer to explore their own expressive and unique characteristics to enhance the musical interpretation.
Duration: 6:30 | Level: Advanced
$17.00
This piece explores a variety of contrasting moods from lyrical to intense, and calls upon the performer to explore their own expressive and unique characteristics to enhance the musical interpretation.
Duration: 6:30 | Level: Advanced
$15.00
As the title suggests, it's built on a repeating pattern introduced in the left hand. This pattern places accents on a cycle of beats which will make this an outstanding technical etude as well as recital piece.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Medium
$15.00
As the title suggests, it's built on a repeating pattern introduced in the left hand. This pattern places accents on a cycle of beats which will make this an outstanding technical etude as well as recital piece.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Medium
$14.00
Perfect for recitals or festivals, this piece is challenging and enjoyable for audiences. The piece utilizes different foundations of 4-mallet playing with room for musical phrasing.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Medium
$16.00
Perfect for recitals or festivals, this piece is challenging and enjoyable for audiences. The piece utilizes different foundations of 4-mallet playing with room for musical phrasing.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Medium
$14.00
An invigorating ensemble work perfect for solo marimba and three percussionists. It is a perfect piece for advanced recitals and percussion ensemble concerts.
Duration: 12:30 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 4 players
$35.00
An invigorating ensemble work perfect for solo marimba and three percussionists. It is a perfect piece for advanced recitals and percussion ensemble concerts.
Duration: 12:30 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 4 players
$32.00
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