Jason Bonham

Viola
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Jason Bonham is known as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and educator. Currently, Jason is the Principal Violist with Las Vegas Philharmonic and Viola Faculty at UNLV. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he performed as guest principal violist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet for the 2016 live radiobroadcast of “Coppelia.” He also has performed as guest principal viola of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Barbara Symphony. As a chamber musician he has performed with members of the Emerson Quartet, Boston Chamber Society, Chicago Pro Musica, Cavatina Trio, Eastman Trio and the Fry Street Quartet.

In education, Jason was the Director of Orchestras at Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts and was the founder and Artistic Director of the Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute. Additionally, he served on various boards including the American Viola Society, Kayenta Arts Foundation and the Chamber Music Society of Southern Utah. Currently he teaches viola at University of Nevada Las Vegas and in the past has been a faculty member at Brigham Young University and Dixie State University. In Fall of 2017 he will join the faculty at California State University, Long Beach.

His articles (both music and non-music related) have been published and discussed in the Journal of the American Viola Society, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and many others.

Short Bio

Jason Bonham is the Principal Violist with Las Vegas Philharmonic and Viola Faculty at UNLV. He has been a performer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and guest principal violist with the PAcific Northwest Ballet, the Berkeley Symphony and Santa Barbara Symphony. As a chamber musician he has performed with members of the Emerson Quartet, Boston Chamber Society, Chicago Pro Musica, The New Russian Trio, The Beethoven Quartet and Fry Street Quartet.