About Jason


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A graduate of Northwestern University, Jason Heath is the Director of Orchestras for Vernon Hills High School in suburban Chicago.  He has previously taught orchestra at Glenbrook North and South High Schools and Libertyville High School.

An active double bass performer and teacher, Jason teaches double bass at DePaul University and served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Bassists for many years.  Jason is President of the Illinois chapter of the American String Teachers Association and previously served as ILMEA District 7 Orchestra Division Co-Representative.

Jason has been a member of the Elgin Symphony since 2000 and has played with the Midsummer’s Music Festival in Door County for the past decade.  He is a past member of the Milwaukee Ballet and IRIS Orchestra, and has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, and numerous other professional ensembles.

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