Jason Heald
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Jason Heald

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Jason Heald is an active composer, performer, educator, and clinician in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from University of Oregon, a Master’s degree from University of Portland, and a Bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College. Before arriving in Roseburg, he taught at Western Oregon University, Linfield College, and Mt. Hood Community College. Heald is a prolific composer, with works published by Sound Music Publications, ChoralWeb, UNC Jazz Press, Plymouth Music, Northwestborough Music, and Call of the Wild Publishing. Recent premiers and commissions include performances by the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, Umpqua Chamber Orchestra, University of Portland Community Orchestra, Soundmoves, soprano Linda Larson, and the Tapestry String Quartet. Most recently, Heald received the Grand Prize at the 2006 Eventide Arts Songfest in Dennis, Massachusetts, and the Grand Prize at the 2004 Cascadian Choral Composition Competition in Seattle, Washington. He was also selected as a finalist in the 21st Annual Ithaca College of Music Choral Composition Competition and has also been the recipient of several ASCAP AWARDS. In addition to his activities as a composer, Dr. Heald is Chairman of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Umpqua Community College, and is currently conducting the Umpqua Chamber Orchestra, the Roseburg Concert Chorale, and the critically acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble, the Umpqua Singers.