Ohio University

Sean Parsons

Contact

parsons1@ohio.edu

School

Music

Sean Parsons

Associate Professor of Instruction - Jazz Studies, Music Theory

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. Sean has been invited to direct several All-State and district big bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles and 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.

Educational Background:

B.M., Music Composition, Illinois Wesleyan University M.M., Jazz Studies, DePaul University D.M.A., Performance in Jazz Studies, University of Illinois