B i o g r a p h y

Warren Ertle is a composer in Boston, Massachusetts where he is pursuing a Master's degree in music composition at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Born and raised in Central Mississippi, he studied music at Hinds Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in composition from Mississippi College. As a percussionist, he has performed with Troopers and The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps'. He is also a member of the United States Army Bands(215th National Guard Band, MA) as a pianist/percussionist. Ertle enjoys performing locally as a percussionist, jazz pianist, and church organist. Ertle is engaged to mezzo-soprano Jamie Shannon Ferguson.

Ertle has been performed by Verismo Trio, cellist Jesse Christeson, percussionists Jason Mathena and Joe Kulick, The Mississippi College Symphonic Winds, South African tenor Thulani Mnisi, Jamie Shannon Ferguson, Hinds Community College Bands, 41st Army Band(MS), organist Robert Knupp, and The Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra of Jackson, Mississippi.

Ertle was a part of The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s Composer’s Forum in 2015 and 2017. He won a spot on Composer’s Voice “15 Minutes of Fame: Verismo Trio” as well as Mississippi College’s Henry Belleman Award for fine work in the creative arts. Commissions for

works include percussionist Joe Kulick, percussionist Jason Mathena, Hinds Community College Wind Ensemble: Shane Sprayberry director, and Delta State University Wind Ensemble: Erik Richards Director.

Photo: April Garon