THS Instrumental Music Instructor, Jason Bonham, is presenting at the Primrose International Viola Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 2011. He will be talking about how to make a career as a musician.
Jason has performed as a violist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in addition to other symphony orchestras. At the age of 34, Jason has earned the reputation of a first-class performer, detailed conductor and a gifted teacher. In addition to his work at Tuacahn High School, he has been a catalyst of growth in the Southern Utah music community. He founded the Southern Utah Music Institute (SUMI), which is a vehicle for helping grow music opportunities for musicians of all levels and abilities. He conducts the Red Cliffs Chamber Orchestra (RCCO), a group that he and several other area professional musicians founded in spring of 2010.
Jason was honored to be nominated to the Executive Board of the American Viola Society. He has recently been published in the Journal of the American Viola Society. He is a member of the American String Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association and Utah Music Educators Association. Jason has been an adjunct faculty member at both Brigham Young University and Dixie State College.