A native of San Antonio, Texas, Jason Casanova brings his southwestern flair to the southeast. He is in high demand as both a performer and teacher of euphonium and low brass throughout the region. He holds degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.
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 ensemble performance, he is Solo Euphonium with the Georgia Brass Band, 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.
Jason teaches euphonium at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, and Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, as well as maintaining a successful private studio at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia.
In addition to teaching at the Workshop & Festival, Jason is the program coordinator and director.