Jon Greeney is the Principal Timpanist of the Oregon Symphony. He is also an adjunct professor of percussion studies at Portland State University. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Music Degree in Performance from Cleveland State University. His teachers at Peabody included percussion virtuosos Robert van Sice and Jonathan Haas, and at Cleveland State he studied with Tom Freer of the Cleveland Orchestra. He has performed as an orchestral percussionist, timpanist, and as a chamber musician in numerous concerts including those at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Since 2001, Jon has been an active percussion instructor. He has taught many private students, as well as having coached many high school percussion sections. In 2005, he founded the Percussion Chamber Music program at the Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia. In 2006 he won a position in the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa in Veracruz Mexico, where he performed as a a full time section percussionist until the Summer of 2008. Since joining the Oregon Symphony in the Fall of 2010, he and his family have resided happily in Portland Oregon.