Dr. Jason Sulliman is Assistant Professor of Trombone at Troy University and Trombone Tutor for the North American Brass Band Summer School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Previous teaching positions include the University of North Alabama and Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana. Jason has a unique background in kinesiology as well as music, and his research combines the disciplines of brass pedagogy, motor learning, and cognitive science. He has given hundreds of clinics and guest lecture appearances all over the United States including The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, TMEA, the International Trombone Festival, the International Trumpet Guild, the Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music. Jason is also in high demand all over the world as the creator and consultant for the Sulliman Stability Training Method, which helps wind instrumentalists develop their embouchure utilizing research based in physiology, neuromuscular control, and biomechanics as well as traditional brass pedagogy.
He earned his DM in Brass Pedagogy from Indiana University where he is also finishing a Master’s degree in Kinesiology. 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 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 a Youtube channel with hundreds of videos and roughly one million views.