Guitar and Mandolin Instructor
Mr. Jon Hamm graduated cum laude in Music Education from Indiana State. He also did graduate work at the University of Miami, as well as DePauw and Indiana State Universities. He studied trombone and bass with artists from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana State, Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan, and Indiana Universities.
Mr. Hamm directs the award-winning Symphonic Band, Guitar Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and Pit Orchestra at Ransom Everglades School (RE) in Miami, Florida. The RE Jazz Combo has been featured in return engagements for the Jazz in the Lobby Lounge Series at the Olympia Theatre in Miami as well as TEDx Coconut Grove.
Recent graduates of RE and Mr. Hamm’s program have majored, minored, and performed in music at colleges such as Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Emory, University of Miami Frost School of Music, Cal Tech, MIT, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt/Blair Universities.
In 2016, Mr. Hamm was nominated for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award by multiple GRAMMY winning sound engineer, Javier Garza. In 2017, Mr. Hamm accepted a promotion to Performing Arts Department Chair at Ransom Everglades School.