About Jason Baker

Jason Baker serves as Professor of Percussion Studies at Mississippi State University. He holds degrees from the University of North Texas, New England Conservatory of Music, and University of Connecticut. Jason has commercially released four solo albums, three etude books, and over 30 arrangements and compositions – many of which are included on solo and ensemble music lists throughout the United States. His works have been performed at the Modern Snare Drum Competition, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Kaohsiung Band Festival in Taiwan, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Jason is timpanist of the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and Starkville Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with the Brooklyn Composers’ Syndicate and served as a performer/clinician at conferences, universities, and percussion events throughout the United States. Jason is Associate Editor of New Literature Reviews for Percussive Notes and previously served as chair of the College Pedagogy Committee and president of the Mississippi Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. He was a performing member with the Glassmen and Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and later served on the instructional staff of the Boston Crusaders. Jason is proud to be an artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America, Innovative Percussion, Remo, Sabian, and Grover Pro Percussion.