"When Bergman is playing trumpet he takes command; when he plays his flugelhorn ... he becomes a poet."
- Laurence Vittes, Gramophone
"Jason Bergman is the kind of musician who believes in new music, champions it, and performs it beautifully, beyond belief..."
- Jed Distler, Classics Today
Jason Bergman joined the music faculty of the Brigham Young University School of Music as Associate Professor of Trumpet in August 2018. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Bergman was trumpet professor at the renowned University of North Texas College of Music. During summers, he is a faculty member of the Idyllwild Arts Chamber Festival. He also serves as an elected board member of the International Trumpet Guild, a regular adjudicator with the National Trumpet Competition, and recently was host of the 2018 National Trumpet Competition on the campus of UNT. He has also been named the host of the 2020 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition which will take place at BYU in the fall of 2020.
Dr. Bergman has performed in China, Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, and throughout the United States. In 2008, he was named Associate Principal Trumpet of the Santiago Philharmonic in Chile, where he performed during their 2008 season. Most recently, he was Principal Trumpet of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Mobile Opera. He was an active performer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, where he frequently performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera, and the Dallas Winds. He has been a member of the Gulf Coast Symphony, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed in concert with the Canadian Brass, Rhythm & Brass, and with conductor David Robertson, at Carnegie Hall, as part of the Weill Music Institute. He also enjoyed performing as a fellow at the Music Academy of the West.
Dr. Bergman has given recitals and master classes at numerous institutions worldwide and he has performed or presented clinics at conferences of the International Trumpet Guild, College Music Society, International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, Mississippi Bandmaster’s Association, Mississippi Music Teachers Association, Utah Music Educator’s Conference, and the Texas Music Educators Association Annual Convention.
As soloist, he has performed with the Garland Symphony Orchestra; the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble; the UNT Symphonic Band, Brass Band, and Wind Ensemble; the Southern Miss Symphonic Winds; and the Brigham Young University Philharmonic, Wind Symphony, and Symphonic Band.
He has previously been an artist faculty member at the Música nas Montanhas Festival in Poços de Caldas (Brazil), the Semana de la Trompeta Peruana (Peru), the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina (Brazil), the Grand Valley International Trumpet Seminar (USA), and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (USA). He was also the Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professor of Trumpet at the University of Southern Mississippi for 5 years.
His debut solo album, On The Horizon, was released in 2013 and is available on the MSR Classics label. It has received rave reviews. In 2016, he released a second solo album on the MSR Classics label entitled The Lightning Fields. It won the Silver Medal in the 2017 Global Music Awards in the Instrumental Album and Emerging Artist categories. It has also received excellent reviews in Gramophone, Fanfare, and other respected sources.
Committed to research, Dr. Bergman is a contributing author for the Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition. He also serves as editor of the Orchestra Section Profile in the International Trumpet Guild Journal. His music arrangements have been published by Eighth Note Publications. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BM) and the University of Michigan (MM and DMA).
Jason Bergman is a Yamaha Artist and exclusively performs on Yamaha trumpets.