Jason Donnelly

Jason Donnelly


Biography

Jason Donnelly, a native of Oviedo, FL, is currently earning his MM in Bass Trombone and Euphonium Performance from Indiana University; there, he studies with Dr. Denson Paul Pollard and Dr. Demondrae Thurman, respectively. His other principal teachers include Dr. Aaron Tindall and Joseph Vascik.
Over the years, Jason has performed in masterclasses with many internationally renowned performers, including Dr. David Thornton, Dr. Brian Bowman, Dr. Adam Frey, and Sir James Galway. He has performed on euphonium and trombone with professional groups such as the Palm Beach Symphony, Florida Grand Opera*, New World Symphony, and Eastern Festival Orchestra. Jason has also been a featured soloist with numerous ensembles, including the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Brass Band of Central Florida, and the Blue Lake Festival Band*. Adept in jazz and commercial music as well, Jason has shared the stage with the likes of Maria Schneider, Ingrid Jensen, Dave Liebman, Shelly Berg, Dafnis Prieto, and Wycliffe Gordon, among others. He has also gigged with the John Daversa Progressive Big Band, Stephen Guerra Big Band, and the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band*.
Jason has also found success as a soloist, winning 1st prize in the Leonard Falcone Euphonium Artist competition, in addition to Artist Solo contests at the IET Festival and SERTEC. He has also been a finalist the Euphonium Artist competition at ITEC, earned 3rd place in the Jefferson Symphony Young Artist’s contest, and been awarded an Honorable Mention from the YoungArts Foundation. In 2020, Jason was named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist, and also gave an artist solo recital at the Northwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference*. More recently, he earned 4th place in the Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Solo Competition, and won 1st place in the Professional Division of the inaugural New Zealand International Brass Competition.

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