Department of Music

Artist/Teacher of Trumpet and Announcement

The Department of Music at Virginia Tech is please to announce that Jason Price has accepted the position as Artist/Teacher of Trumpet and Jazz for the 2010-2011 academic year. Jason Price is a trumpet performer, composer, and improviser. As a soloist and trumpeter he has performed in North America, Europe, and Asia, specializing in innovative contemporary works. Jason has performed in the World Premiere of works by John Adams, Harrison Birtwistle, Steve Reich, Bernard Rands, Benedict Mason, Augusta Read Thomas, Michael Gordon, Misha Mengleberg, Willhelm Breuker, Wolfgang Rihm, Meredith Monk, and Kenny Wheeler. He has performed the American premiere of a solo piece by Peter Maxwell Davies. In 2001 he won 1st Prize in the National Trumpet Competition for his performance of Sequenza by Luciano Berio. For six years he worked and taught at the Eastman Computer Music Center at the Eastman School of Music where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Performance and Literature in Trumpet in the studio of James Thompson. He also studied with Allen Bachelder at Virginia Tech, in his hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia. Jason is the trumpet player for Alarm Will Sound, a new music ensemble based in New York. Recent performance venues include Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Whitney Museum, RadioKulturHaus in Vienna, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kitchen, and the Knitting Factory. He can be heard on the Nonesuch, Warner Brothers, Cantaloupe, AudioDrain, and Ace-Fu labels.