Jesse Ronneau is a composer, improviser, performer,

author and lecturer.

His music has received performances in Europe,

the United States, and Asia.

Numerous leading interpreters of New Music have

performed his compositions including Ensemble Sur Plus, ensemble, Pascal Gallois, Carin Levine,

Ian Pace, Junko Yamamoto, Geoff Deibel, the h2 Quartet,

et al.

His music concentrates on extreme timbres, extended instrumental techniques, acoustic phenomena as

construct, and often live processing of the above using


Originally from Chicago, Jesse received his Doctorate in Composition from Northwestern University in 2006 after degrees in Composition from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Bachelors) and Roosevelt University (Masters).

He studied composition under Allen Sapp, Al Otte, Don Malone, Steve Syverud, Amy Williams, Jason Eckhart, and Jay Alan Yim.

He has taught at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Northwestern University.

In 2006 Jesse was named Lecturer of Music at University College Cork in Ireland.

In 2010 he became Lecturer of Acoustic Composition and Contemporary Music at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, just outside Dublin.

In 2012 he became a dual Irish/US citizen.