Jesse Blair
Composer / Guitarist
Orchestra Piece, Wind Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Trombone Solo, Bassoon Solo with Electronics, 9 Piano Pieces, 2 Modern Dance Electronic Compositions, 4 Short Movie Cues, 9 TV Commercials, 1 aired TV Show Theme Song, 23 Rock Songs
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
M.M. Composition, May 2010
Principal Teacher:  Dr. Michael Rothkopf
Total GPA: 4.00
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, May 2003
Major GPA: 4.00    Total GPA: 3.95
Computer Skills: Sibelius, Digital Performer, Reason, Cakewalk, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat Professional, AutoCAD, C++, Visio, and iWeb.  Proficient with Windows and Apple computers.
Composition Teacher, UNCSA Community Music School, Winston-Salem, NC, Sept 2010 to May 2011
Provided private music composition lessons to high school and college aged students.
Summer Composition Workshop Teacher, UNC School of the Arts, Arts Conservatory, Winston-Salem, NC, July 5 to July 23 2010
Taught classes in Harmony, Counterpoint, Orchestration, Composition Techniques, and Music Technology to high school and college aged students.
Introduction to Music Technology Teaching Assistant, UNC School of the Arts, Arts Conservatory, Winston-Salem, NC, Oct 2009 to Mar 2010
Held weekly tutoring sessions and taught course material to students who missed class.
Recording Assistant, UNC School of the Arts (School of Music),
Winston-Salem, NC, Sep 2007 to May 2010 (excluding summers), Part time
Was responsible for recording concerts and sessions held at the School of Music.
Project Engineer, Triumph Actuation Systems, Aircraft Hydraulics Provider, Clemmons, NC, Jan 2004 to June 2006 Full time, Dec 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and Summer 2007, 2008, 2009 Full time, Sept 2010 to present Part time
Support the engineering department in designing, manufacturing, and testing aircraft hydraulics.
Winner of a 2007 NCSA Student Composer Contest  
Was voted "Friendliest Senior Guy" by high school senior class