Jason L. Wyse serves as Director of Bands, Coordinator of Instrumental Studies, and Director of Music Educator Preparation at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, where he directs the University Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and the Pioneer Spirit Marching Band, while teaching courses in music methods, music theory, instrumental conducting, and applied horn. Previously, Mr. Wyse has served as Director of Bands at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School (OH) and Punxsutawney Area High School (PA).
Mr. Wyse is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education program at Boston University. He earned a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from The Ohio State University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Music from Grove City College (PA) in 2001.
Mr. Wyse is a member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA), the American Society for Composers and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC). He has been recognized as an Ohio Department of Education “Master Teacher,” an honorary member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, and has been listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers.
As a composer and arranger, Mr. Wyse has written pieces for both instrumental and choral ensembles. In 2019, his original composition Inner Resolution (for trumpet and wind ensemble) was performed at the international conference for the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) in Buñol, Spain, as a finalist in the WASBE Composition Competition. Mr. Wyse lives in Louisville, Ohio, with his wife and two sons.