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Jason Alder

Musician, Teacher, Recording Engineer

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMusician - Teacher - Sound & Audio Professional

About me

I'm a professional musician, teacher, and sound engineer. As a musician, I studied clarinet performance (BMus), bass clarinet (BMus), and jazz creative improvisation (MMus), and currently perform in a wide range of projects and ensembles which take me around the world for performances. Styles range from classical and jazz to folk and gypsy/klezmer, to more avant-garde free improvisation and performance art. As a teacher, I have been teaching (bass) clarinet and saxophone lessons for over 15 years to students ranging in age from 7-75. I teach privately and also in the classroom. I began my sound engineering at the Michigan State University Record Services department, and have since started my own company, specializing in live and on-location recordings of classical and jazz musicians. I have recorded many of the top musicians and ensembles in the Netherlands, and have run live sound on events such as the Amsterdam Jazz Festival.

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Skills

  • Teaching
  • Sound Recordist
  • Film
  • Sound Mixer
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Online
  • Performing Arts
  • Creative
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Education

Currently

PhD

Royal Northern College of Music

Sep 2017
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Researching Contrabass Clarinet

2012

MMus

Artez Conservatorium

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
  • Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Jazz Creative Improvisation

2010

BMus in Music Performance

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Classical Bass Clarinet Performance

2002

BMus in Music Performance

Michigan State University

Apr 1998 - Dec 2002
  • East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Classical clarinet performance