When Jason was in junior high, he signed up for a choir class and was instantly addicted to choral music. He began arranging hymns and writing songs soon afterwards. He was especially good at frustrating his piano teachers because he would play what he heard rather than what was written. His teachers – probably out of desperation more than anything – focused lessons on music theory rather than performance. This proved invaluable to his muse.
Music has always been a spiritual experience for Jason, whether in the form of a gorgeous hymn arrangement, a simple melody or a shout of joyful noise. He got his first taste of conducting when he was a young teenager and it has been his number one avocation ever since – although fly-fishing is a very close second. Recent arrangements have won the Award of Distinction and Special Recognition awards at the LDS Church Music Festival.
Jason’s current musical endeavor is with Witness Music. Witness Music is a non-denominational group that combines a 120 voice choir with a full orchestra in pursuit of touching hearts and changing lives in bringing souls to Christ through sacred music and works. He serves as the Utah Chapter President, Creative Director, and on the national board of directors. Jason has served on the Herriman Arts Council, as director of the Herriman Community Choir, and as a local Boy Scout leader. When not writing music or wading in a local stream, he can be found on the floor with his four kids or on a date with his beautiful wife.