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Jason Bolte is a composer and educator. He currently resides in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Barbara, two beautiful, and friendly dog Allie. Jason teaches music technology and composition at Montana State University where he is the Interim Director of the School of Music. Jason earned a B.M. with an emphasis in Music Engineering Technology and a M.M. in Music Composition from Ball State University where he studied with Cleve Scott, Michael Pounds, Jody Nagel, Keith Kothman, Eleanor Trawick, and Ernesto Pellegrini. He holds a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he was a Chancellor’s Doctoral Research Fellow, a Dean’s Doctoral Fellow, and an Ovation Scholar. At UMKC, Jason studied with James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, and Chen Yi. His music has been performed by Ensemble Dal Neinte, A/Tonal Ensemble, Maverick Ensemble, Elektramusic, junctQín, NewKeys, Alcome, and the NYU New Music Ensemble, among others. Jason’s music has received awards and recognition from junctQín, International Competition for Composers "Città di Udine,” ISCM Miami Section/World New Music Days, Concurso Internacional de Miniaturas Electroacusticas, International Electroacoustic Music Contest – CEMVA, Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva, Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art, ETH Zurich Digital Arts Week Soundscape Competition, Music Teachers National Association/Missouri Music Teachers Association, International Society of Bassists Composition Competition, and ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition. Jason's music explores the North American Mountain West, modular synthesis and live performance, intersections of music, art, and science, and other areas he finds compelling. Jason’s music is available on the New Focus, ABLAZE, Beneficence, Thrmnphon, ELECTRO<>ACÚSTICO, SEAMUS, Irritable Hedgehog, Vox Novus, SoundWalk, SoundCrawl, and Miso Records labels.

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