Jason Taurins is a music educator, composer/arranger, and clinician. He has lived in Arizona since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Western Michigan University, where he studied composition with Lisa Coons and Richard Adams. He also has a Master of Music degree from the University of Florida. His musical interests include writing for wind bands, arranging for marching band, and writing marching band drill, as well as writing chamber music. His influences are diverse, including the great Classical composers, the twentieth century avant garde, jazz, classic rock, and metal. He is an active advocate of music by living composers, and diversity in musical programming.
He has been commissioned and performed by performers and ensembles from around the United States, Europe, and Asia. He was a winner of the 2017 Fifteen Minutes of Fame competition. He has been invited to perform with the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project in Schladming, Austria. You can listen to his music on PARMA Recordings and Phasma Music.
His music is self-published through Klangfarbenmelodien Music (ASCAP) and Excelcia Music Publication.
As an avid musical miniaturist, he also created the Minute of Music Project to support new music for trumpet, and to promote composers. He has also written for the project.
You can learn more at www.jasontaurins.com.
Jason started the Minute of Music Project to promote new music for classical trumpet and to promote his fellow composers. With the time constraints on all of us, a minute of music is not a huge deal, relatively, to sit down and write, listen to, or perform a piece of music.
Trumpetoon is the duo of Quinn O’Donnell on Bassoon, and Jason Taurins on B-flat Trumpet. The duo was created for this project.