Selected Student Bios

John Jesensky

John Jesensky is a NYC based composer and screenwriter, and holds a BM in composition from the Hartt School of Music where he studied with Larry Alan Smith and Joseph Turrin. At Steinhardt, John has studied with Sonny Kompanek and Ira Newborn. Jesensky’s concert works include Time Dances, September, Plan 9, Song Cycle for Soprano and String Quintet, Images of New England and Fanfare for Tuba Ensemble. His film scores include El Sueño (Cannes Film Festival), Take Out (Best Short – La Gona Film Festival), and Panacea (Best Student Film – Barebones Film Festival), Beautiful Addiction, Peeping Tom, Santa’s Last Stop and The Test. Currently, John is preparing to score the feature film, Containment, which he co-authored with Joe Russo.