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Jason Baker

Mississippi State University
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Jason Baker currently teaches percussion at Mississippi State University. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Connecticut. His teachers include: Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Will Hudgins, Peter Coutsouridis, Rosemary Small, and Ernest Centoscudi.

Dr. Baker maintains an active schedule as a solo artist, giving clinics and performances throughout the southeast, Texas, and New England. He has performed at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention. Jason recently released his debut CD, "The Noble Snare", with Smith Publications/11 West Records. He is also an active performer with several regional orchestras in the north Mississippi area.

Jason has also performed with the Glassmen, Boston Crusaders, and Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps. He has previously taught percussion for the Boston Crusaders, Boston College Marching Band, and several high school programs throughout Texas. Prior to his appointment at Mississippi State University, Dr. Baker served on the music faculty of Texas Woman's University.

Jason is proud to be an artist for Innovative Percussion and serves as the secretary for the Mississippi chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.