- M.A., University of Puget Sound
- B.M., University of Puget Sound
Applied Euphonium Lessons
- Besson Performing Artist on euphonium
Jason Gilliam is a native of Tacoma, Washington. 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 Kindergarten 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 2012 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Linz, Austria, the Northern Rockies Tuba Euphonium Festival, Monroe High School Wind Ensemble, Emerald Ridge High School Concert Band, the Northwest Regional International Tuba Euphonium Conference, 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, Tacoma Community College Orchestra, Bremerton High School Symphonic Band, Grays Harbor Symphony, and the Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Illinois).
Gilliam was the solo euphonium in the Tacoma Concert Band for over 20 years, and was a featured soloist in over 50 performances. In 2015, Jason was a featured soloist with the band on a tour of Spain. Jason also was soloist with the band on their 2007 tour of La Croix Valmer, France, and the 2011 tour of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest. He will be a featured soloist on this summer’s tour of Ireland and Scotland.
Other performance credits include the Seattle Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Auburn Symphony, The Tubadours, and the Northwest Mahler Festival Orchestra.
Jason Gilliam is a Buffet Crampon USA/Besson Performing Artist, and plays the Besson 2052 Prestige Euphonium.