Jason Price is a trumpet performer, composer, and improviser. As a soloist and trumpeter he has performed in North America, Europe, and Asia, specializing in innovative contemporary works. Jason has performed in the World Premiere of works by John Adams, Harrison Birtwistle, Steve Reich, Bernard Rands, Benedict Mason, Augusta Read Thomas, Michael Gordon, Misha Mengleberg, Willhelm Breuker, Wolfgang Rihm, Meredith Monk, and Kenny Wheeler. He has performed the American premiere of a solo piece by Peter Maxwell Davies. In 2001 he won 1st Prize in the National Trumpet Competition for his performance of Luciano Berio's Sequenza. For six years he worked and taught at the Eastman Computer Music Center at the Eastman School of Music where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Performance and Literature in Trumpet in the studio of James Thompson. He also studied with Allen Bachelder at Virginia Tech, in his hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia.
Jason is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound, a new music ensemble based in New York, which recently performed at Carnegie Hall to rave reviews in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. His recent performance venues include Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic, Walt Disney Hall, The Jazz Standard, Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Whitney Museum, RadioKulturHaus in Vienna, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kitchen, and the Knitting Factory. His performances can be heard on the Nonesuch, Warner Brothers, Cantaloupe, AudioDrain, and Ace-Fu labels.
He has been guest artist and given master classes and talks recently at the New York University, California Institute of the Arts, Eastman School of Music, Dartmouth College, Carthage College, Hamilton College, Otterbein College, Virginia Tech, Nazareth College, and three International Trumpet Guild Conferences. Jason has also served on the faculties of Virginia Tech, Dickinson College, Lansing Community College, and Susquehanna University. Currently he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sound Design and Music at Michigan State University, where he teaches sound design, computer music, and trumpet.
As a jazz player he had shared the stage with Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider, Phil Woods, and Tim Hagans, with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. As a composer he has written electronic and acoustic music as well as music for dance, film, television, radio, and software. His compositions have been presented recently in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Manhattan School of Music, Ohio University, and Bowling Green State University. As a sound designer he recently created the interactive electronics for several theater productions and sound installations. His work centers on the evolution of communication devices into musical devices.