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Jason Hoogerhyde

Associate Professor of Music

Areas of expertise
Composition, Music Theory

Composer Jason Hoogerhyde joined the faculty of Southwestern University's Sarofim School of Fine Arts in 2004. His music has been performed both nationally and internationally, by such performers as Coda (UK), Decadanse (France), the N[ex]t Saxophone Quartet (Latvia), Ramon Acoymo (Philippines), and at festivals and concert series, including MusicX, Society of Composers, College Music Society, the University of Kentucky's American Music Week, the University of Nebraska-Kearney's New Music Festival V, Blue Lake Summer Music Festival, and Weill Recital Hall in New York City. He has been artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation, the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, and the Cincinnati Public Schools through a Meet-the-Composer grant. He served for two years as classical music critic for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Dr. Hoogerhyde studied composition with Allen Gimbel, Joyce Mekeel, Lukas Foss, Allen Sapp, Samuel Adler, Darrell Handel, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. As an instructor, he received the University of Cincinnati's Excellence in Teaching Award, and prior to his arrival at Southwestern University he taught for five years at Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music.

D.M.A., Composition - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
M.M., Composition - Boston University
B.M., Theory and Composition - Lawrence University


DMA,University of Cincinnati, 1999

Specific subjects or issues you can knowledgeably discuss:

  • Contemporary music
  • The language of music

I am willing to talk to the media: yes

I am willing to talk to community groups about my area of expertise: yes

Can you do interviews in Spanish? no

Other languages you are fluent in: null

Experience with the news media (especially electronic media):

Contact Details:
(512) 863-1682(office)
Office: Fine Arts 165