Composer/conductor JOHN JESENSKY earned his B.M. in Music Composition from the Hartt School of Music under the tutelage of composer Stephen Gryc, as well as leading wind ensemble conductor Glen Adsit. John was awarded his M.M. in Film Composition from New York University, where he studied with renown film composers Ira Newborn and Sonny Kompanek.
During his tenure at NYU, Jesensky’s score for Michael Daugherty’s short film, "Season’s Greetings" won the Skirball Film Scoring Competition. Upon graduation, he was presented the Elmer Bernstein Award for Film Composition.
His film scores have made appearances and won awards at events such as the Cannes Film Festival, L.A. Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, D.C. Film Festival and Phoenix Film Festival.
During his conducting tenure, he has directed some of the finest ensembles of North and South America, Europe, and Asia in performances of his original music, The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, The Godfather: Live, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, It’s a Wonderful Life, along with countless other works from both the film and classical worlds.
Jesensky remains an active composer/conductor in Los Angeles.