Biography

About Jason Casanova

Jason Casanova is a professional euphonium performer, teacher, and clinician in the southeast United States. He is a native to San Antonio, TX and currently resides in the Atlanta, GA area.

He teaches euphonium and Introduction to Music at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, as well as euphonium and tuba at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA and will begin teaching in fall 2020 with SchoolOfBrass.com, a 12-week

long online course consisting of world-class brass artists and teachers providing masterclasses, lessons, coaching sessions, and concerts to its participants.

Jason also performs with various music groups such as:

  • Georgia Brass Band (Principal/Solo Euphonium) - Georgia's premiere British-style brass band made up of excellent professional and amateur players from the metro Atlanta area.

  • 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra - based in Atlanta, Georgia an eight piece jazz ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements merging klezmer music with West-African influenced rhythmic styles.

  • Mercury Orkestar - fuzing Pop rhythm, Balkan melody, and Jazz improvisation in lively performances that are a shot of pure excitement.

  • Divergence Ensemble - Tuba/Euphonium quartet

In addition to his teaching and performance duties, Jason is also the website/warehouse/shipping manager at Euphonium.com, A 700+ item online store where players shop from around the world for all things euphonium. He also enjoys arranging music for the Divergence Ensemble as well as writing new arrangements to add to the ever-growing repertoire of euphonium.

His primary teachers include:

  • Abel Cortinas, former Solo Euphonium - US Army Field Band

  • William Peter Kline, Former Trombone - San Antonio Symphony & Freelance Trombone Teacher

  • Lee Hipp, Tuba - San Antonio Symphony

  • Adam Frey, International Euphonium Soloist, Yamaha Performing Artist, Associate Professor of Music - University of North Georgia

Jason is a Besson performing artist and performs exclusively on a BE2052 Besson Prestige Euphonium in Gold Lacquer.

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Equipment

Euphonium

BE2052 Besson Prestige Euphonium

Mouthpiece

SM4U Steven Mead Ultra Euphonium Mouthpiece – Silver Plated