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Dr. Jason Terry is an artist who desires to create art that moves. Whether performing a solo piano recital in Paris, playing keys for a K-Pop song in Seoul, or sharing a commissioned work in Carnegie Hall, Jason strives to make each opportunity meaningful to those sharing in the art. As a passionate teacher, he hopes to impart these same desires on to his students, too.


     Pianist and keyboardist Jason Terry has given performances throughout North America, Asia, and Europe as a soloist, band member, and collaborative pianist. His performances have been heard on multiple NPR stations, K-Pop recordings, and pop-culture videos. Recent performances include Carnegie Hall, the Peabody Institute, and Kresge Auditorium.

     Jason was recently selected as a 2023–24 Fulbright Scholar and will be artist-in-residence for a prestigious conservatory in the Middle East. During his time there, he will lead piano courses, applied studies, and perform throughout the region, especially showcasing American music while learning and engaging with Arabic idioms as well.  

     Since 2019, he has been a piano faculty member for the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp. Then, beginning in 2022, he was offered additional responsibilities as the primary piano instructor and curriculum creator for the novel Interlochen Online program. Looking forward to 2024, Jason will once again join the faculty of the Beijing International Music Festival. He remains an enthusiast of arts advocacy, especially in matters of social and cultural diplomacy. Formerly a teaching-artist in the Middle East, Jason is starting his own non-profit, Arts in Motion, to continue fostering holistic arts training both domestically and internationally. Moreover, recent grants continue supporting Songs of Hope: Unveiling Darkness. This project, co-founded by Jason in 2022, uses the arts—music, poetry & painting—to speak out against social injustices such as human trafficking.

     Aside from teaching and performing, Jason continues to collaborate in his research. Since 2020, he has worked with multiple physical therapists and an orthopedic surgeon to create interdisciplinary resources for keyboardists to better understand PRMDs. He has presented this research for the American Physical Therapy Association, Performing Arts Medicine Association, and the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy. Furthermore, he was co-awarded the Innovator of the Year national prize from the Physical Therapy Learning Institute for his co-development of The Physical Thera-Pianist, a collegiate course marketed to piano departments and instructors nationwide.

     Dr. Jason Terry, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, is a freelance musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. Previous academic appointments include tenured Associate Professor of Piano/Director of Keyboard Studies (Samford University) and Assistant Professor of Music (Bradley University).

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