Jason Barr photo Mr. Jason P. Barr
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Fine Arts Department
215 Fine Arts Center
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Doctor of Education - Walden University; In Progress
Masters in Jazz Pedagogy - West Virginia University; 2012
Bachelors in Music Education - Marshall University; 2003

Academic Honors

Beta Club/National Honors Society

Courses Taught

Music Theory I & II
Survey of Music
Applied Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute
Jazz Band
Woodwind Ensemble
Jazz Combo
Saxophone Quartet

Current Professional Organizations

Founding member and President-Marshall University Chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators
South Carolina Music Educators Association
Jazz Education Network

Previous Teaching Experience

Conway High School- Conway, SC
Whittemore Park Middle School-Conway, SC
Coastal Carolina University Summer Arts Academy- Conway, SC
Marshall University Preparatory Division- Huntington, WV


Music/Academic Scholarship/Tuition Waiver-Marshall University 1999-2003


National Association of Jazz Educators Conference-New York City, 2004
South Carolina Music Educators National Conference-2004-2011

Professional Performances / Shows

Director / Producer of On-Air Jazz - WMUL

15 years as the House Saxophonist for the Myrtle Beach House of Blues

Performances with Jerry Coker, Terry Gibbs, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dennis DiBlasio, Conrad Herwig, Joe Lovano, and Dave Bargeron.

Performed in opening acts for Kool and the Gang, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Gap Band, Delbert McClinton, Brian McKnight, Hall and Oates, The Little River Band, War, Keith Sweat, Aaron Neville, Chairman of the Board, Montell Jordan, and Salt N Pepa.

Performed as a featured soloist as a part of the 2012 and 2013 Glenville State College Percussion Ensemble Concerts in Glenville, WV.

Performed as a part of the 2012 Democratic National Convention opening ceremonies in Charlotte, NC.