Jackson Riffle

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Jackson Riffle graduated with a major in Percussion and Piano Performance. He is an active performer, educator, composer, and arranger. Jackson has appeared as a soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic, Wright State University Chamber Orchestra, Wright State University Symphony Orchestra, Kettering Civic Band, Greenville Municipal Band, Sinclair Community College Wind Symphony, and has performed with the Springfield Symphony (Ohio), Richmond Symphony (Indiana), Carmel Symphony (Indiana), Dayton Bach Society/Oakwood Brass, for Dayton Public Radio as a guest artist, was a performing finalist for the “President’s Own” Marine Band’s Concerto competition, was the Adult Duet/Duo division winner for the 2019 Ohio MTA/Graves Piano Competition, and was the winner of the 2020 Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Agnes Fowler Competition. In the summer of 2020, he received a fellowship and attended the National Orchestral Institute + Festival and in the summer of 2018, Jackson attended the Brevard Music Festival, in North Carolina.

Jackson has appeared as a guest conductor with the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band and the Greenville Municipal Band, and, as an educator, has served as a music clinician and instructor for many different schools across the state of Ohio, such as Kettering Fairmont High School, Grove City High School, Troy High School, Milton Union High School, Marion Local High School, and Fort Loramie High School. As a composer and arranger, Jackson has written music for several schools including Grove City, Kettering Fairmont, Fort Loramie, and Newton High School Marching Bands. He is also a published composer for Tapspace Publishing Company and has received commissions to write for various organizations such as the Springfield Youth Symphony, Wright State University Wind Symphony, and the Wright State University Percussion Ensemble.


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