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Technical Sergeant Jesse Ray Schartz

Technical Sergeant Jesse Schartz, a native of Grove, Oklahoma, serves as a Bassoonist with the USAF Heritage of America Band. TSgt Schartz has earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance from The Ohio State University. TSgt Schartz has studied bassoon with Richard Ramey, Robert Mottl, and Karen Pierson.

Outside of the Air Force Bands, TSgt Schartz's professional credits include orchestral performances with the North Arkansas Symphony, The Fort Smith (Arkansas) Symphony, The Springfield (MO) Symphony, The Columbus (OH) Symphony, and The Virginia Symphony. He also works with young musicians as an active clinician and private studio teacher.

PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
2003 Airman Leadership School
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy

ASSIGNMENTS
1. USAF Band of Mid-America; Scott AFB, IL 2000 - 2006
2. USAF in Europe Band; Sembach AB, Germany 2006 - 2009
3. USAF Band of the Reserve; Robins AFB, GA 2009 - 2010
4. ANG Band of the Great Lakes; 180th Fighter Wing: Toledo, OH 2010 - 2012
5. USAF Band of Flight; Wright Patterson AFB, OH 2012 - 2014
6. USAF Heritage of America Band; Langley AFB, VA 2014 -

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Organizational Excellence Award
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal