Jason Allison is a native of Western Pennsylvania and is currently a resident of Pittsburgh, where he is an active member of the local musical community. Mr. Allison holds contracts with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra as well as Pittsburgh's historic River City Brass, which is the only full time, professional brass band in the United States. In addition, Mr. Allison frequently plays in the French horn sections of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras as well as the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Orchestra. He has appeared as a substitute horn player with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as well. He is also an active performer throughout Ohio as well as other parts of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, where he has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.
As a music educator, Mr. Allison is on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, Seton Hill University, Washington and Jefferson College and Chatham University. In the summer, Mr. Allison is the horn faculty at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival located on the beautiful campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He also works as an instructor with the River City Youth Brass Band as well as maintaining a private studio of horn students from the greater Pittsburgh area.
Mr. Allison holds a BS in Music Education and a BA in Music Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Jack Scandrett, formerly of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras. He also received an MA in French Horn Performance from Duquesne University, where he studied with Bill Caballero and Zach Smith, both of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Education & Training
- MA, Duquesne University