Dr. Jason Sulliman is an innovative brass teacher who combines principles from kinesiology and cognitive science to rethink pedagogy in the 21st-century. He is one of the world’s leading experts on facial stability and embouchure rehabilitation and is in constant demand as a clinician and consultant with professional woodwind and brass musicians all over the world. Recent presentations and guest appearances include the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, The Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, TMEA, The International Trumpet Guild, and the International Trombone Festival. Currently, Jason is Assistant Professor of Trombone at Troy University, Trombone Tutor for the North American Brass Band Summer School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Brass Pedagogy Specialist for the Alpha Institute in Kingston, Jamaica. Previous teaching positions include the University of North Alabama and Vincennes University.
Jason earned his DM in Brass Pedagogy from Indiana University where he also studied kinesiology and cognitive science. Dr. Sulliman also holds master’s degrees in conducting and performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor’s degree in performance from the University of Massachusetts.
As a performer, Jason is the current bass trombonist for the Meridian Symphony and is an active freelancer with several orchestras throughout the Southern region of the United States including the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and the Shoals Symphony Orchestra. His performance experience includes ensembles such as the Indianapolis Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, and the Dallas Brass Quintet. Jason was a soloist, conductor, and music manager with the Tony and Emmy Award-winning Broadway show, “Blast!” and over a 15-year period performed or conducted over two thousand shows with the company.
Jason is one of the founders and organizers of the International Trombone Hang, which is an online collaborative offering of clinics and master classes from the world’s leading teachers and performers of trombone. He is passionate about providing resources to developing players of all ages and maintains Youtube and Instagram channels with hundreds of videos, thousands of subscribers, and over one million views.
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