FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Bergman as associate professor of music in trumpet, effective Aug. 1, pending approval of the IU Board of Trustees.
Bergman was named associate principal trumpet of the Santiago Philharmonic in Chile in 2008 and, more recently, has been principal trumpet of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Mobile Opera. He has performed throughout the United States, South America, Europe and China.
“Jason Bergman brings a unique blend of extensive U.S. and international experience to his musical artistry and pedagogy,” said Abra Bush, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean. “Both his performance and academic pursuits have taken him around the world, and we could not be happier that he will now be able to share that global perspective with students at the Jacobs School.”
A committed educator, Bergman previously served on the faculties of Brigham Young University, the University of North Texas and the University of Southern Mississippi. He received the Class of ‘49 Young Scholar Award from Brigham Young University and the Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Bergman has been a faculty member at the Idyllwild Chamber Fest, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Grand Valley International Trumpet Seminar in the United States—and abroad at the Música nas Montanhas Festival and Festival de Música de Santa Catarina in Brazil and Semana de la Trompeta Peruana in Peru.
He currently serves as president of the International Trumpet Guild, where he has also served as an elected member of its board of directors. He is a regular adjudicator with the National Trumpet Competition and was its 2018 host. He also served, with Irish trumpet artist David Collins, as cohost of the 2021 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition in Dublin, Ireland.
Committed to research, Bergman is a contributing author to the Grove Dictionary of American Music and served as editor of the “Orchestra Section Profile” in the International Trumpet Guild Journal. He has released three solo albums on the MSR Classics label, each including several world-premiere recordings.
Bergman earned an M.M. and a D.M.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.M. from Brigham Young University. He is a Yamaha Artist, exclusively playing Yamaha trumpets.
“The brass faculty at the Jacobs School of Music is excited to welcome Jason Bergman to campus,” said Demondrae Thurman, chair of the Brass Department. “He brings a wealth of experience as a performer and teacher along with being one of the most caring individuals I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Our students will gravitate towards his musicianship and supportive disposition.”