Jason Moody, D.M.A.
Jason Moody, D.M.A., is instructor of violin/viola and director of orchestra at the Lionel Hampton School of Music. He is a violinist in the Spokane Symphony and a substitute with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He has performed with the Houston Symphony and served as concertmaster of the Seattle Chamber Orchestra, Thalia Symphony, and the Northwest Bach Festival Orchestra. A frequent recitalist and guest artist, he has performed as soloist with the Spokane Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Coeur d'Alene Symphony, Idaho State Symphony, and Helena Symphony.
As a conductor and clinician, Moody has worked with university, high school, and festival orchestras throughout the Northwest. He conducts the Spokane Falls Community Orchestra and is artistic director and conductor of the Festival at Sandpoint Summer Camp. Dedicated to bringing music to underserved populations, he has served as faculty for Music Innovates, an El Sistema¬-inspired after-school program.
A studio musician on countless movie, TV, and video game soundtracks, he has also backed popular artists such as Andrea Bocelli, the Irish Tenors, Mannheim Steamroller, and Queensrÿche. He has appeared on public radio several times with performances on “A Prairie Home Companion” and “From the Top.” His summer festival credits include the McCall Summer Festival, Lancaster Festival (OH), Spoleto USA Festival, and a Britten-Pears Fellowship at the Aldeburgh Festival (UK).
Moody has held teaching appointments at the University of Washington, Edmonds Community College, Whitworth University, and Spokane Community College. He received a doctorate from the University of Washington, a Master of Music from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Arts in music from Seattle Pacific University. As a member of Cascade Duo, he performs frequently with his wife, harpist Earecka Tregenza. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and fly fishing.