Jason Schooler, Bass
Jason Schooler joined the bass section of the Oregon Symphony in 1999. His earliest musical influence was his father, a pianist who played jazz and classical music. In 1984, at age 10, Jason began playing the string bass in the public school music program in Woodbridge, VA. In 1988 he continued his music study at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati With Professor Albert Laszlo. In 1997 Jason received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and Music Education.
Jason attended the Aspen Music Festival and School for six summers between 1993 and 1999. Before joining the Oregon Symphony, Jason also performed with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Jason’s wife, Cymbrie, is a cellist and also a graduate from CCM at the University of Cincinnati. Jason and Cymbrie have four children: Noah, Anya, Hope and Sarah. In their spare time Jason and his wife organize a Bible study ministry which focuses on reaching college students at PSU, PCC and other local colleges.
Jason plays an Abraham Prescott double bass made in c. 1850.
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