Jason Huffman

jsnfmn at jsnfmn dot net


2008 – 2011
Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA
Master of Music in Composition
Composition studies with Jan Swafford, Curtis Hughes, Andy Vores and Dalit Warshaw.
Commisioned by the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble to write a new work, premiered February, 2010; received the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Awards

1997 – 2002
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Oberlin, OH
Bachelor of Music

Majors: Trumpet Performance with Roy Poper (Associate Professor of Trumpet, Oberlin Conservatory; former Principal Trumpet, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and LA Opera; founding member, Modern Brass Quintet), Ryan Anthony (former Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Oberlin Conservatory; former member, Canadian Brass), and Al Couch (former Assistant Principal Trumpet, Cleveland Orchestra)

Composition with Richard Hoffmann, Randolph Coleman, John Luther Adams and Pauline Oliveros; single lessons with John Adams, Tan Dun and Louis Lane

Spring 2000 Composition Study abroad in Vienna, Austria with Richard Hoffmann

Coursework includes: Discrete Mathematics, History of Modern Art, History of Modern Architecture, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Schoenberg the Theorist, Schoenberg Seminar, Studio Skills for Composers

1997 – 1998

Private trumpet lessons with Alex Wilson (former Principal Trumpet, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)

Compositions Performed

Equilibrium Concert Series, Ensemble Interface@June in Buffalo, Callithumpian Consort@SICPP, Ludovico Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Boston Conservatory Wind and Brass Ensembles, Oberlin Brass Ensemble, Bay Colony Brass, Charles River Wind Ensemble, Metropolitan Wind Symphony

Performance Experience (current)

5/12 – Present
New Music Brandeis
Waltham, MA

10/11 – Present
Sound Icon
Trumpet (repertoire includes Beat Furrer’s Narcissus-Fragment and Nuun, Helmut Lachenmann’s “…Zwei Gefühle…,” Wolfgang Rihm’s Concerto Séraphin and Salvatore Sciarrino’s Introduzione all’Oscuro)
Jeffrey Means, Conductor, Artistic Director
Boston, MA

9/10 – Present
Brookline Symphony Orchestra
Principal Trumpet (repertoire includes Beethoven 7, Tchaikovsky 4, Bruckner 4, Nielsen 2)
Adam Boyles, Music Director
Brookline, MA

4/10 – Present
MetroWest Opera
Principal Trumpet (repertoire includes Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Massenet’s Cendrillon)
Adam Boyles, Conductor
Weston, MA

11/09 – Present
Boston Opera Collaborative
Principal Trumpet (repertoire includes Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Robert Ward’s The Crucible)
Adam Boyles/Lidiya Yankovskaya, Conductors
Boston, MA

9/08 – Present
New England Philharmonic
Principal Trumpet (repertoire includes Donald Erb’s Concerto for Brass and Orchestra, Earl Kim’s Violin Concerto, Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloe and Mahler’s 10th Symphony)
Richard Pittman, Music Director
Boston, MA

2/08 – Present
Lowell House Opera Orchestra
Principal Trumpet (repertoire includes Puccini’s Turandot and Tosca, Verdi’s Otello and Bernstein’s Candide, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Aram Demirjian and Lidiya Yankovskaya, Music Directors
Channing Yu, former Music Director
Cambridge, MA

9/07 – Present
Charles River Wind Ensemble
Principal Trumpet (repertoire includes Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Hindemith’s Symphony in Bb, Ingolf Dahl’s Sinfonietta, Schoenberg’s Theme and Variations, Ginastera’s Estancia, Copland’s Outdoor Overture and Milhaud’s West Point Suite)
Eric Hewitt, Music Director
Newton Center, MA

9/07 – Present
Longwood Symphony OrchestraJonathan McPhee, Music Director and Conductor
Newton Symphony Orchestra, James M. Orent, Music Director
Principal Trumpet sub during season and acting Principal Trumpet during summer concert series, Metropolitan Wind SymphonyLewis Buckley, Music Director

2007 – Present
Performed as soloist with Charles River Wind Ensemble, Bay Colony Brass, New England Philharmonic, Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Mercury Orchestra, and Dudley House Orchestra. Various performances as paid substitute principal trumpet in the Harvard Wind Ensemble, the Harvard Summer Band, the Harvard Commencement Band, the Boston College Band, the Parkway Concert Orchestra, and the Middlesex Concert Band.

Performance Experience (past)

9/07 – 5/11
Dudley House Orchestra
Principal Trumpet (repertoire includes Copland’s Billy the Kid, Barok’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (orch Ravel))
Bert van Herck, Conductor 2008-Present
Drew Schroeder, Conductor 2004-2008
Cambridge, MA

9/08 – 5/09
Boston Conservatory Large Ensembles
Various parts in Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Brass Ensemble
Boston, MA

1/09 – 7/10
Bay Colony Brass
Jerry Cadden, Music Director
New Bedford and Burlington, MA

9/08 – 5/09
Concord Orchestra
3rd Trumpet
Richard Pittman, Music Director and Conductor
Concord, MA

6/08 – 7/09
Mercury Orchestra
Principal Trumpet (repertoire includes Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and La Valse, Debussy’s La Mer, Richard Strauss’ Don Juan and Mahler’s 5th Symphony)
Channing Yu, conductor
Cambridge, MA

5/08 – 8/08
Metropolitan Wind Symphony
Principal Trumpet
Lewis Buckley, Music Director
Natick, MA

9/07 – 6/08
Harvard Wind Ensemble
Principal Trumpet
Thomas G. Everett, Conductor
Mark Olson, Assistant Conductor
Cambridge, MA

9/07 – 2/08
Lowell House Opera Orchestra
Trumpet (1st Offstage and Assistant)
Channing Yu, Music Director
Cambridge, MA

5/07 – 1/09
Boston Repertory Orchestra
Principal Trumpet
William Shoucair, Conductor
Newton Center, MA

1999 – 2002
Oberlin College Community Winds
Principal Trumpet
John Knight, Conductor
Oberlin, OH

1997 – 2002
Various performances in all conservatory ensembles with an emphasis on the New Music Ensemble under conductors Louis Lane, Tim Weiss and Paul Polivnick. Principal parts on works by Hindemith, Richard Hoffmann, Mahler, Prokofiev, Huang Ruo, Ravel, Stravinsky, Xenakis, and others. Commissioned works by student composers and played in solo, chamber and large ensemble works in student composer concerts.


Leo Ornstein Estate/IMSLP
Engraving of a new full score and set of parts of Leo Ornstein’s Piano Concerto from the manuscript full score at Yale’s music library

9/11 – Present
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Engraving of a new full score and set of parts of Joe Maneri’s Piano Concerto for possible future performances

2/06 – Present
Harold J. Bursztajn, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and co-founder of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law @ BIDMC Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA
Research/Office Assistant
Handle the daily flow of administrative duties in a busy forensic psychiatrist’s office including patient and court case billing, scheduling appointments, formatting and transmission of documents, and logging mail and phone contacts; conduct sensitive and confidential communications with patients, attorneys, and other professionals; compose and edit correspondence; access and format electronic databases and maintain electronic and paper files; maintain advertising accounts and listings and conduct outreach to prospective clients and publications.

9/05 – 2/06
Professional Staffing Group:
Amicas, Inc.
Brighton, MA
Office Manager/Receptionist
Answer and screen phones; greet visitors; order and stock supplies; handle shipping and receiving of packages; schedule conference rooms and projector sign outs; maintain printers, copiers and kitchen appliances; secure new vendors for document shredding and limousine services; and help with investor relations, marketing and sales projects as needed.
Reach out and Read
Somerville, MA
Data Entry
Data Entry and filing into Access database, gather from web and clean data for filing and data entry purposes.

12/04 – 9/05
City Express
Boston, MA
Bike Messenger
Delivery of time sensitive documents to and from a wide variety of businesses including many of the most prominent law firms, architects and engineers in the Boston metro area

9/04 – Present
Antiques on Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
(617) 234-0001
Customer service, balance incoming finances, ordering of office equipment and supplies, maintain relationships with dealers both within the coop and external to it, serve as the hub of communications between the 100 dealers of the coop and the store owners and employees

3/04 – 8/04
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Digital Music Archivist
(617) 536-5400
Identification and correction of over 600 hours of archived recordings from the Koussevitzky and Piston collections

8/02 – 8/04
Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott
Boston, MA
(617) 423-1700
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive documents, design of forms for interoffice use, assisting architects with various chores; maintaining and ordering of office equipment and supplies; filing of library materials and architectural documents; coordination of communications within 200 employee architectural office including handling of mail, faxes, drawings and interoffice communications

9/00 – 5/02
Oberlin College Student Union
Oberlin, OH
Pool Hall Attendant
(440) 775-8565
Organization of tournaments, advertising, planning of various Student Union events (parties, concerts, speakers) in addition to work within the pool hall

Summers of 01-02
Borders Books and Music
Richfield, MN and Newton, MA
Music/Book Seller, Cashier
(612) 869-6245
Customer service with specialty in classical music, Shelving, Special Orders, Register, setup of displays


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Language: German


Artistic: Music (Classical, Jazz, Rock/Pop, Folk) Composition and Performance (Trumpet, Piano), Sound Recording and Mixing, Architecture, Internet Radio, Drawing, Photography, Foreign/Art Cinema, Anime, Performance Arts, Furniture Building and Design, Cooking

Intellectual: Intellectual Property, Discrete Mathematics and Logic, Philosophy, Modding and restoration of vintage and current electronics and video game systems

Physical: Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Urban Exploration