Jason Bouchard has a long a varied career as performer and music educator. As a performer Mr. Bouchard has played with a number of instrumental groups of every style and size. He currently serves as the Principal Tuba with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, Principal Tuba with the Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra, a member of Dixie Stomp a six piece Dixieland style group, The Sacred Heart Faculty Brass Quintet, and a first call sub with the Holyoke, Old Post Road, and Pioneer Valley Symphonies. Also active as a freelance musician in the area, adjudicator for region, all state, and music festivals, and maintains an active low brass studio. Mr. Bouchard’s private students consistently place in the top positions in bands and orchestras within the state and college music programs across the country.
As an educator Mr. Bouchard has a great deal of experience with instrumental music programs and the philosophies behind them. This experience has led to writing the North Attleborough and Enfield Public Schools K-12 Music Curriculums. Mr. Bouchard has published a number of articles on Music education and low brass playing in national music publications, a TEAM certified mentor and TEAM reviewer, and was nominated and runner up for teacher of the year in the Enfield Public Schools.
Mr. Bouchard received his Bachelors of Music Education from Keene State College, a Master’s in Education with a specialization in Curriculum Writing in the Creative Arts from Lesley University, and a Sixth Year in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. Mr. Bouchard has studied tuba with Karl Kramer, Douglas Nelson, and Dan Johnson.
Degrees and Certifications
- Sixth Year, (Educational Leadership) Central Connecticut State University
- MM, (Curriculum Writing) Lesley University
- BM, (Music Education) Keene State University