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JasonYoderJason is currently a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and is finishing up a Graduate Certificate in Percussion Performance at DePaul University.

As a freelance percussionist, Jason has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2013-14, and 2016 where he was the recipient of the Charles Owen Fellowship. In the Summer of 2018 he was a fellow at the National Repertory Orchestra, where he performed Russell Peck's triple concerto, "The Glory and the Grandeur," as a soloist. Jason performed a duet with Alisa Weilerstein at the White House, and a duet with Yo-yo Ma in Pittsburgh.

 Jason completed his Bachelor's in Music at Carnegie Mellon University, and Master's in Music at Temple University. His teachers include David Herbert, Cynthia Yeh, Eric Millstein, Alan Abel, Chris Deviney, Chris Allen, Jeremy Branson, and Paul Evans.

Jason is currently a Teaching Assistant at DePaul University, where he coaches the percussionists in the undergraduate orchestra. While at Temple University he was also a Teaching Assistant. He taught percussion for the Community Music Scholars Program, providing kids in the Philadelphia public, charter, and parochial school districts an opportunity to learn jazz and classical music.

When not performing, Jason enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, discovering new and interesting food, and drinking a good cup of coffee.

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“I became extremely close with all of the girls in my cabin and the boys of the same age. Everyone truly does become like family; counselors, faculty and staff included.”

-NEMC Camper