Jason has been playing bass with orchestras and chamber ensembles since 1992, and joined the Oregon Symphony’s bass section in October 1999. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the West Virginia Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Oregon Bach Festival. Jason plays with several local chamber ensembles, including Third Angle New Music Ensemble, 45th Parallel, Classical Up Close, and the Lewis & Clark Faculty Chamber Players.
Jason is also a busy teacher. In addition to maintaining a private studio, Jason holds music faculty positions at Lewis & Clark College, University of Portland, and Concordia University. He is also a music instructor with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Chamber Music Camp of Portland, and many Portland-area schools.
Mr. Schooler received a B.M. in Performance and Music Education at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He also attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado for six years.
Jason plays an Abraham Prescott double bass with a Dearborn and Sons label, made c. 1850. Find out more about Jason at jasonschoolerdoublebass.weebly.com