Technical Sergeant Jeremy Cohen, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, serves as clarinetist for the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. TSgt Cohen earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Music degree in Conducting from West Texas A & M University. His primary clarinet teachers were Doug Graham and Doug Storie, and has studied additionally with John Kurowkawa(Dayton Symphony), Dr. Chris Ayer(Stephen F. Austin University), and Alcides Rodriguez(Atlanta Symphony).
In addition to his career with the Air Force, TSgt Cohen has been a member of the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2000. Other artists he has performed with include: Macon Symphony, the Augusta Symphony, the Ocmulgee Symphony, Theatre Macon, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Wynonna Judd, Neil Sedaka, Take 6, Little Big Town, Sandi Patti, Ronnie Milsap, The Miracles, Josh Turner, Riders in the Sky, Lonestar, Amy Grant, Leann Womack, Aaron Neville, and Heather Kirschner. As a chamber musician, SSgt Cohen performed at the 2012 International Clarinet Association Clarinetfest in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the 2011 National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
While serving in the Band of the Air Force Reserve, TSgt Cohen performed annual winter holiday and Independence Day concerts broadcast on both the American Forces Network and Great American Country (GAC) television networks. These productions were broadcast to 177 countries worldwide and reached 60 million homes, promoting morale and support for troops and their families.
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
2009 Airman Leadership School
1. Warner-Robins AFB, GA November 2005-July 2013
2. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA August 2013-present
Air Force Commendation Medal, first oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal, first oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award, first oak leaf cluster
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon