Jason Ham will be the guest soloist for the Louisville Concert Band at their performance at Midwest in December.
After a decade as a euphonium soloist, Jason Ham remains at the forefront of the American euphonium scene, having performed both in the United States and around the world. Leading voices on both the American and international music scenes have declared him to be “at the top of the field among the great euphonium players of the world,” in addition to hailing him as a “virtuoso artist” and a “sincere musician with a great sense of purpose.” As a soloist, he has taken the stage in some of the world’s most notable venues, to include the Chinese National Library (Beijing), the Bolsa de Comercial (Buenos Aires) and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
In addition to his work as a soloist, Jason also serves as a Sergeant First Class in the West Point Band at the United States Military Academy. In addition to his role as Principal Euphonium, he also serves as the Euphonium and Tuba Section Leader, the Concert Band Librarian, and the Announcer for the United States Military Academy Band.
Jason has had numerous works composed for him over the last few years, to include concerti by Stephen Anderson, Johan de Meij, David Gillingham and Joseph Turrin. Additional commissions have resulted in works by Amanda Harberg, Trygve Madsen, Peter Meechan, Peter Terry and Kenyon Wilson. With a deep commitment to new works for the euphonium, many more commissions are in the works for the next several years.
Jason also serves on the faculty at Montclair State University in northern New Jersey, where he teaches applied euphonium, conducts the tuba-euphonium ensemble, coaches chamber groups and teaches a euphonium and tuba pedagogy class.
Jason is a Yamaha Performing Artist and performs exclusively on the Yamaha 842 Euphonium.