Sean Parsons is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. Originally from Illinois, Sean holds a Bachelor's degree in music composition from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Master's degree in jazz studies from DePaul University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois.
Prior to his appointment at Ohio University, Sean has held faculty positions at Marshall University and Illinois Wesleyan University. He is in demand as a performer and clinician nationwide as a guest artist and educator at numerous collegiate and high school jazz festivals. Sean has been invited to direct several All-State and district big bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles. Sean has shared the stage with many of the most notable musicians in jazz including Clark Terry, James Moody, Jon Faddis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre, and Randy Brecker. Additionally, he has regularly performed with and arranged for Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
Sean is one of the creators of Muuzio, a soon to be launched online music instruction studio that will serve to connect students with the finest teachers worldwide regardless of their geographic location.
Music Theory and Jazz