Name/Degree: Jason Edwards / D.M.
Title/Rank: Associate Professor of Music
Office: OM 204
Phone Number: 319.385.6442
Email Address: email@example.com
Educational Background (degree earned, certifications or other professional designations):
Doctor of Music, Indiana University
Master of Arts, Truman State University
Bachelor of Science in Education, Missouri Western State University
Private Instruction, Woodwinds
Elementary Harmony I, II,
Elementary Sight Singing and Ear Training I, II,
Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training
Materials of Music
Woodwind Class I, II
Areas of Professional interest or research:
Woodwind instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon
Music theory and history
Research and Publications:
1.) Creative Activity
Regular performance on all five woodwind instruments—flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon—in a variety of contexts and styles that have included solo recital, chamber music, symphony orchestra, opera and ballet orchestra, musical pit orchestra, concert band, jazz band/combo, and rock/blues bands, such as:
Principal bassoon of the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra
Principal oboe of the Southeast Iowa Band
Jazz duo with IWC music faculty Dr. David Johnson on guitar, and jazz quartet/quintet with area musicians.
Review of Oboe Reed Styles: Theory and Practice, by David Ledet. In National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal (forthcoming).
“Schools of Oboe Playing: Formation, Transmission, and Evolution.” D.M. doc., Indiana University, 2004.
Reed, Thomas S., ed. “Comments of Evaluator Jason Edwards on the Notation Test.” Music Notation News 10, no. 4 (2000): 21-48; 11, no. 1 (2001): 11-35.
Review of Orchestral Excerpts: A Comprehensive Index, by Carolyn Rabson. In National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal 43 (Spring 1995): 35-36.
Review of Music for Oboe, 1650-1800: A Bibliography, 2d ed., by Bruce Haynes. In National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal 42 (Winter 1993-1994): 28-29.
Review of “Cloud Figures,” for solo oboe, by Toshi Ichiyanagi. In National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal 40 (Summer 1992): 35-37.
“An Analysis of Symphonie concertante for Oboe and String Orchestra by Jacques Ibert.” National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal 38 (Winter 1989-1990, Spring 1990): 4-15, 16-23.
“Walter Roy Houser, 1920-1987.” Double Reed 11 (Spring 1988): 27-28.
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
Music Educators National Conference
International Double Reed Society
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Campus Involvement (committees chaired, organizations advised, etc.):
Faculty Executive Committee
Forum Committee (Chair)
Office hours: M, F: 1-2, W: 10-11, 12-1, Th: 10-11
Associate Professor Jason Edwards teaches woodwind instrument lessons, music theory, sight singing/ear training, and woodwind techniques at Iowa Wesleyan College. An active and experienced performer, Dr. Edwards regularly performs on all five woodwind instruments—flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon—in a variety of contexts and styles that have included solo recital, chamber music, symphony orchestra, opera and ballet orchestra, musical pit orchestra, concert band, jazz band/combo, and rock/blues bands, among others. He is currently principal bassoon of the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, principal oboe of the Southeast Iowa Band, and he frequently performs in a jazz duo with his IWC music colleague Dr. David Johnson on guitar. Some of Dr. Edwards’ solo and chamber music performances have been featured on public radio broadcasts, including the Nebraska Public Radio Network program “Nebraska Concerts.” In addition to his many performance activities throughout the region, Dr. Edwards is also in demand as a teacher, maintaining a private woodwind studio as well as working with groups on and off campus. His other professional activities have included adjudicating woodwind solos and ensembles—high school through collegiate level—at district and state festivals, and several of Dr. Edwards’ reviews and articles have been published in the National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors Journal and the Double Reed. His biographical sketch has been included in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who among American Teachers and Educators. He received the Doctor of Music degree in multiple (5) woodwind instruments from Indiana University, the Master of Arts from Truman State University, and the Bachelor of Science in Education in instrumental music from Missouri Western State University. Prior to joining the IWC music department in 2005, Dr. Edwards taught at a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Northern Michigan University.