Tupelo, Mississippi, US
Jason William Beghtol is currently teaching at Northeast Mississippi Community College where he is the assistant band director, jazz band director, and professor of brass.
He holds the Bachelor of Music degree and the Master of Music degree music education from the University of Mississippi. He also holds the Master of Music degree in trombone performance from Florida State University. In 2018, he earned his Ph.D. in music education from the University of Mississippi. Additionally, he has completed level II training in the Orff-Schulwerk method of music education from the University of Mississippi.
Beghtol is the bass trombonist in the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra of which he has been a member since 2005. He is also, currently, the principal trombonist with the Corinth Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, Beghtol premiered Titan’s Gaze by Nathaniel Murphy, a piece for solo bass trombone with wind band and choir accompaniment. He has premiered other works by Nathaniel Murphy, such as: There’s a Fork in My T-Bone, Joust, Steam Punk, Doppler Shift, and Toy Box. Beghtol is also the bass trombonist for the Mississippi Trombone Authority, a trombone quartet comprised of college professors. He has also performed with the Starkville Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and Tallahassee Ballet Orchestra.
He performs across the southeast as a soloist and as a chamber and orchestral musician. Beghtol has also worked with or played with artists, such as: Kim Adair, Scott Bernard, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet, Wycliffe Gordon, Mac McAnally, Bobby McFerrin, Jermaine Morgan, Sam Mosley, Adam Nitti, Rashawn Ross, the Red Stone Jazz Project, Ron Wilkins, and Roy “Futureman” Wooten.
Prior to coming to NEMCC, Mr. Beghtol taught 4 years in the Tupelo Public School District where he was the assistant director of bands. In 2006, the Tupelo High School band was the 5A marching band state champion. During this time, Beghtol was also employed as an adjunct professor at Itawamba Community College.
In addition to his teaching and performing duties, Beghtol does some composing, arranging, and clinician work for both band and studio events. Beghtol is the creator of the Fire & Ice saga. Fire & Ice is a series of compositions for trombone trio and percussion with a continuing story line and graphics based around a unique superhero made of ice affixed with bionic legs.
English (North American)
Middle Aged (35-54)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Videogames
- Event announcing
- Narration work for various band programs
- Pageant emcee
AA Music Education-Itawamba Community College
BM Music Education-University of Mississippi
MM Music Education-University of Mississippi
MM Music Performance-Florida State University
PhD Music Education-University of Mississippi
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