The College of Arts and Architecture

Erik Jester

Athletic Bands, Conducting
Erik Jester joined the Penn State faculty in 2018 and serves as the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, he was the Director of Bands and Instructor of Low Brass at California State University San Bernardino, preceded by positions at Madison College in Wisconsin and Triton College in Chicago.  Mr. Jester holds masters degrees in trombone performance and conducting from Penn State and has completed doctoral coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
Beyond his positions at the collegiate level, Mr. Jester has served as guest conductor and adjudicator for numerous festivals across the country and has worked with student musicians at respected summer camps including the Wisconsin Music Clinic, the Penn State Honors Music Institute, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. At Penn State, he will be working with Athletic Bands as well as teaching conducting and working with concert bands.