Artist-in-Residence in Horn
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Jason began his professional performing career at age 18 as substitute horn for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. In 1998, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance. While at the University of New Mexico he served as Principal Horn of the Santa Fe Symphony and substitute for the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. In 2000, he earned a Master of Music in Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
While in Texas, Jason was second horn for the Plano Symphony Orchestra and third horn for the Irving and Waco Symphony Orchestras. He was also a member of Texas Winds Musical Outreach, and served as substitute and extra horn for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Jason taught horn students in 5th – 12th grades in the Richardson and DeSoto school districts.
Jason was featured has been a featured soloist with the Tucson Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the University of New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and the Catalina Chamber Orchestra. He has attended many summer music festivals including Aspen, Interlochen Arts Camp, Keystone Brass Institute, Kent/Blossom, and Sarasota. His teachers have included Jacqueline Sellers, Stanislav Suchanek, Patrick Hughes, and Gregory Hustis.
Currently, Jason is an Artist-in-Residence at Kennesaw State University and an Instructor of Music Theory at Emory University. He is principal horn of the Macon Symphony Orchestra, third horn of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, fourth horn of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and a substitute with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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