Dr. Jason Hausback
Dr. Jason Hausback serves as the Assistant Professor of Trombone at Missouri State University in Springfield. In addition to maintaining the trombone studio, he directs the Jazz Studies Ensemble II there. Prior to his arrival at MSU, Jason was active as a teacher and a performer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, teaching low brass at Eastfield College (Mesquite, TX), and Brookhaven College (Farmer's Branch, TX). He was also a teaching fellow in both the trombone studio and the jazz studies department at the University of North Texas. Under his direction, the U-Tubes won the 2010 Eastern Trombone Workshop National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition, and issued their first CD entitled “The U-Tubes” in the spring of 2011. While a student at UNT, Jason was also a member of the internationally acclaimed One O'Clock Lab Band and was on the recording “Lab 2009,” subsequently nominated for two Grammies.
In 2008, Jason was the winner of the Eastern Trombone Workshop National Classical Bass Trombone Solo Competition, as well as the ITA Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. His trombone quartet “Bell Street Four” also won the 2008 ITA Quartet competition. Additionally he enjoys travel and has had the opportunity to perform across the United States, as well as in Canada, Bolivia, Peru, Spain, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Finland and Thailand.
Jason has an interest in early music and enjoys this diverse and challenging repertoire. He plays the tenor and bass sackbuts and performed at the 2007 Boston Early Music Festival and at the 2008 Misiones de Chiquitos Baroque Music Festival in Bolivia. His DMA dissertation was on the sonatas of Dario Castello, a seventeenth-century Italian composer who wrote extensively for the sackbut.
Jason has been active in the marching band scene, having taught for the nationally renowned Marcus High School Marching Band (Flower Mound, TX). Additionally he was on the brass staff of the Capital Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (2004-2006), the Madison Scouts (2008-2009), and Spirit of Atlanta (2012-2013).
Jason received his BM in Trombone Performance from the University of Wisconsin: Madison, where he was a student of Dr. William Richardson. He received his MM and DMA in Trombone Performance from the University of North Texas, where he studied with Dr. Vern Kagarice, Jan Kagarice, and Tony Baker.