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University Wind Ensemble

Jason Gilliam


Jason Gilliam
Mary Baker Russell Music Center - Room 206
  • Professional
  • Personal


  • M.A., University of Puget Sound
  • B.M., University of Puget Sound


Applied Euphonium and Trombone Lessons


  • Yamaha Performing Artist on euphonium


Jason Gilliam is a native of Tacoma, Washington, United States of America.  He holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Teaching form the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, where he studied with Peter Ellefson, Ron Munson, and Steve Fissel.  Jason currently holds the position of Lecturer of Euphonium at the Pacific Lutheran University, and is also a first grade teacher in the Steilacoom School District.

Jason has enjoyed an ever increasing demand as a clinician and euphonium soloist.  Gilliam has been a featured euphonium artist at the Northern Rockies Tuba Euphonium Festival, the University of Idaho, University of Oregon, University of Victoria, Pacific Lutheran University, Puget Brass, Brass Band Northwest, the Harvey Phillips Northwest Big Brass Bash, Sun City Concert Band (Sun City, Arizona), Sitka High School Band (Sitka, Alaska), Tacoma Community College Wind Ensemble, and the Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Illinois).

Gilliam has been solo euphonium in the Tacoma Concert Band for over 20 years, and has been a featured soloist in over 45 performances.  Last summer (2011), Jason was a featured soloist with the band on a tour of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest.  Jason also was soloist with the band on their 2007 tour of La Croix Valmer, France.  Other performance credits include The Tubadours, Seattle Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Auburn Symphony, and the Northwest Mahler Festival Orchestra.  In June, 2012, Gilliam will be a featured euphonium artist at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Linz, Austria.