A native of San Antonio, Texas, euphoniumist Jason Casanova brings his southwestern flair along with him as he takes the southeast by storm. He is in high demand as both a performer and teacher of his craft throughout the region. He holds degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. In addition to his college teaching, Jason Is a highly sought after teacher and clinician in some of the best schools and counties in Georgia. He is on faculty at Georgia State University as adjunct professor of euphonium, Kennesaw State University as Artist-in-Residence Euphonium/Tuba, and Jacksonville State University as adjunct instructor of euphonium.
As a solo performer, Jason has won or placed in many regional, national, and international euphonium solo and chamber competitions including the Leonard Falcone Festival International Euphonium and Tuba Competition and both the the International Euphonium Institute’s solo and duet competitions. In terms of other ensemble performance, he is a founding member of Divergence (a tuba/euphonium quartet), and also plays with other diverse ensembles such as the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra (performing music from traditional Klezmer music to Frank Zappa), and Mercury Orkestar (an ensemble that performs a fusion of traditional Balkan tunes fused with modern western pop music).
In addition to performing and teaching, Jason is also an experienced music arranger. His arrangement of the “Serenade from the Student Prince,” was recently published by Euphonium.com Publications with several more on the way.
If Jason isn’t doing something euphonium related, you might find him playing, organizing, or expanding upon his substantial retro-current gen video game collection. Or doing some sort of fatherly/husbandly, we suppose…