Jon Greeney is the Principal Timpanist of the Oregon Symphony. 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. 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.