Jason Bergman joined the music faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi in the fall of 2010.  He has previously taught trumpet and chamber music at Albion College, University of Michigan, and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile.  He has also taught at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Blue Lake, Michigan, and the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina inJaraguá do Sul, Brasil.


As a performer, Dr. Bergman has performed throughout the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and South America.  He is currently Principal Trumpet of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra.  He has also been a member of the Gulf Coast Symphony, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  In 2008, he was named Associate Principal trumpet of the Santiago Philharmonic in Santiago, Chile, where he performed during their 2008 season. He has also performed in concert with the Canadian Brass, Rhythm & Brass, and with conductor David Robertson, at Carnegie Hall, as part of the Weill Music Institute.  He also enjoyed performing as a fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.

Dr. Bergman has given recitals and master classes at many institutions throughout the world including Florida State University, University of Georgia, Baylor University, Texas Christian University, Columbus State University,University of Alabama, Mississippi State University,Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and Southeastern Louisiana University.  He has performed or presented clinics at conferences of the International Trumpet Guild, Mississippi Bandmaster’s Association, and Mississippi Music Teachers Association.  In the June 2012, he will be performing and teaching at several universities in São Paulo, Brazil, including Universidade de São Paulo,Universidade de Cantareira, and the Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo (Tom Jobim).  Additionally, he will be a featured artist at the Semana de la Trompeta Peruana in Lima, Peru in December 2012.  

Dr. Bergman has been a prizewinner in the International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpt Competition, and has also been a national finalist in the MTNA Young Artist Brass and Chamber music competitions.  He has also been a semi-finalist in the National Trumpet Competition. As soloist, Dr. Bergman has performed with the Garland Symphony Orchestra and the Brigham Young University Philharmonic. 

Committed to research, Dr. Bergman is a contributing author for the Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition. He is also currently a Sheet Music and Recording Reviewer for the International Trumpet Guild and his music arrangements have been published by Eighth Note Publications.  

Dr. Bergman holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Brigham Young University, Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan. His principal teachers include William Campbell, David Brown, and Woody Yenne.  He has also had additional studies with Philip Smith, Paul Merkelo, and Tom Booth.





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