Jason Nicholson

Jason Nicholson's Biography

Dr. Jason Nicholson is currently the Assistant Professor of Percussion at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts in percussion performance from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music in percussion performance from the University of Miami, and an undergraduate degree in music education from Winthrop University. Some of his teachers include Dr. Michael Williams, Dr. Robert Schietroma, Ed Soph, Rick Dior, Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Keith Aleo, Ed Smith, Jose Aponte, and Poovalur Sriji.

Nicholson has been an active performer in orchestral, jazz, chamber, solo, pop, and world genres throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth, Miami, and Charlotte metropolitan regions. He has performed with notable groups such as the Charlotte Symphony, the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, the American Festival Orchestra, the Larry Smith "Kicks" Big Band, and the Corey Christiansen Trio. In addition to his training on traditional Western percussion instruments, Nicholson has extensive experience in Afro-Cuban drumming and African drumming.

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