Dr. Jason Caslor is Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands and Orchestras at Arizona State University. In addition to directing the Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia, he also mentors graduate conducting students, and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting courses.
From 2010-2015, Caslor served as Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada where he conducted the Wind Ensemble and oversaw the undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting programs. Prior to that, he spent three seasons as Resident Conductor with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO). During his tenure with the TBSO, he conducted over 75 concerts (including a CBC Radio national broadcast) and recorded a full-length, internationally distributed CD with Canadian blues artist Rita Chiarelli. Recipient of an "Excellence in Teaching Award" from Memorial University's Students' Union, Caslor also spent several years teaching in the public school system as an instrumental and choral instructor.
In addition to numerous regional engagements, Caslor has conducted the National Youth Band of Canada and has presented his research at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the WASBE International Conference, the CBDNA National Conference, the International Society for Music Education, and the The International Society for Research and Promotion of Wind Music. Recent opportunities include conducting the 2018 South Dakota All State Band, the 2018 South Dakota Intercollegiate Band, and the 2017 Alberta Wind Symphony.
Caslor completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts (Conducting) at Arizona State University. Prior to earning a Master of Music (Conducting) degree from the University of Manitoba, Jason earned his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.
Jason Caslor will be leading Winnipeg's Band sessions.