Jason DeCristofaro, M.M.Instructor of World Music & Applied Jazz
M.M. in Performance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
B.M. in Performance, Brevard College
Concert Reviews: CVNC (Classical Voice of North Carolina)
Compositions: has published compositions with C. Alan Publications; has had compositions performed by Symphony of the Mountains, Asheville Ballet, Asheville Original Music Series, & Joe Luloff; has premiered several pieces written for him.
Recordings: “Duets” with pianist/composer Michal Jefry Stevens (Artists Recording Collective Label)
Presentations: presenter at the 2014 Harvard University International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference; presenter at the Conference on HIgher Education Pedagogy.
Publications: (forthcoming: International Journal of Arts and Sciences, fall 2014)
Performances: featured soloist at Jazz on Main (Greenville, SC), the Eastern Trombone Conference (Washington, D.C.), & concerts by the Brevard Community Band & Hendersonville Chorale; percussion with the Brevard Philharmonic, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, the Asheville Chamber Players, & the Carolina Concert Choir.
Additional Professional Affiliations: Guest Clinician & Lecturer (Appalachian State University, North Greenville University, & Black Mountain College Museum); Artistic Director (Asheville Composer’s Concert Series, the Brio Concert Series, & the Western North Carolina Percussion Ensemble); Director of Jazz & Music Theory/Composition Program (Joyful Noise Community Music & Arts Center); Percussion Instructor & Percussion Ensemble Director (Brevard High School & Brevard Middle School); member of ASCAP, the Percussive Arts Society, & Pi Kappa Lambda