Dr. Jason Hausback
Dr. Jason Hausback serves as Professor of Trombone at Missouri State University and is also the Interim Director of Jazz Studies. Prior to his arrival at MSU, Jason was active as a teacher and a performer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He was both a Trombone and Jazz Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas and while a member of the internationally-acclaimed One O’Clock Lab Band, the group recorded “Lab 2009,” which was nominated for two Grammy awards.
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, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, England, Finland, and Thailand.
Jason is active as a freelancer throughout the mid-south region of the US and perform regularly with The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (TX), Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (AR), The Springfield Symphony and Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MO), Ionic Brass Quintet (OK), and Fountain City Brass Band (KS). He has filled in with several notable orchestras including the East Texas Symphony, The Tulsa Symphony, The Kansas City Symphony, and the Dallas Opera Orchestra. He has performed solo and quartet recitals at universities and conference throughout the US as well as in Colombia and Spain. He has also performed in the Southeast Trombone Symposium Professors Choir, Trombonanza (Argentina) and in featured ensembles at several different International Trombone Festivals.
Jason has served on the staff of many prominent high school marching bands in Texas, including Marcus HS (2007-2015), Texas 5A/6A State champions five consecutive times. He has worked with several drum and bugle corps, including Capital Sound, the Madison Scouts, Spirit of Atlanta, the Boston Crusaders, and Phantom Regiment. Jason has also been active as an adjudicator for marching band, solo/ensemble and jazz competitions. Jason is President of the Missouri Music Teachers Association (2022-24) the state affiliate for MTNA, and is also the faculty advisor for the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Iota Rho Chapter.
Students of Jason have been offered graduate assistantships at prestigious institutions across the US including The University of Central Arkansas, The University of North Texas, Columbus State University, the University of Michigan, and Indiana University. The have won and placed as finalists in most of the important competitions for trombone in North America including the Big 12 Trombone Conference, The Southeast Trombone Symposium, The American Trombone Workshop, the Music Teachers National Association, The International Women’s Brass Conference, and the International Trombone Association.
Jason holds the BM in Trombone Performance degree from the University of Wisconsin: Madison, and the MM and DMA degrees in Trombone Performance from the University of North Texas. His primary teachers include Rose Lewis, Dr. William Richardson, Dr. Vern Kagarice, Jan Kagarice, and Tony Baker. Jason is a S.E. Shires Performing Artist.