Chelsea Tinsler Jones, percussion

Photo Credit: Angie Petty

Chelsea is a Utah-based percussionist with a unique portfolio career as a freelance performer, arts administrator, and music educator.  

She is the Artistic Administrator of the Moab Music Festival and Percussionist/Director of Operations of Khemia Ensemble, a chamber group dedicated to contemporary classical music. Khemia has performed at nationally recognized venues and festivals such as National Sawdust, New Music Gathering, and the Mizzou International Composers Festival, presented educational residencies at more than a dozen universities in North and South America, and commissioned and premiered over 60 works by professional and student composers. Chelsea plays regularly with Ballet West, Utah Symphony, and steelworks steelband. Notable freelance appearances include the White Christmas National Tour, Live at the Eccles with Johnny Mathis, Right on Cue (Broadway tracks), Video Game Awards, Paducah Symphony, AEPEX Contemporary Performance, Rochester Symphony, New Britain Symphony, Nutmeg Symphony, and Adrian Symphony.  

Chelsea is an Instructor of Music at Utah Valley University and has maintained a private percussion studio since 2009. Her debut etude book, Level Up! 15 Sequential Duets for the Developing Snare Drummer, is published by Tapspace. She received her MM in Percussion Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan, a BM in Percussion Performance and Music Education from the Hartt School, and a Certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. 

Upcoming Performances:

Aug 25 – American Minimalism: A Retrospective