From Norton, Virginia, Jason Bailey (ASCAP) is a music teacher and composer/arranger for concert band, jazz band, chamber ensembles, and marching band. He earned his B.A. of Music Education from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee in 2006, where he studied composition with Dr. Maria Neiderburger. Jason has worked for six years in public education in the Carter County TN and Wise County VA School systems. He is currently working as The Assistant of Athletic Bands at University of Virginia at Wise. His works have been premiered by the UVA Wise Highland Winds. Using a thick style of harmony and blend throughout the ensemble, his works are geared to teach intonation and blend throughout the ensemble, as well as fundementals of ensemble playing. Jason also plays trumpet for many local groups, and keeps a busy schedule of private lessons for local schools and students.