Jason Koontz

Koontz
  • Associate Professor; Director of Percussion Studies
  • D.M.A. West Virginia Unversity
  • M.M., Miami University
  • B.M.E., Eastern Kentucky University

Bio

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Bio

Dr. Jason Koontz has served as director of percussion studies at Eastern Kentucky University since 2000. He currently teaches applied percussion, percussion ensemble, percussion methods, music appreciation, world music, and directs both the EKU Percussion Ensemble and the EKU Steel Band.

He has traveled to perform and study world music/percussion in Europe (England, Holland, and Switzerland), Japan, Taiwan, Trinidad, Africa, India, Indonesia, and Brazil. Koontz has also performed with groups such as Global Rhythms, Blast, Birdsong Steel Orchestra, Silver Stars Steel Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops and Ballet Orchestras, Lexington Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony, Lexington Theater, the Art of Rice Traveling Theater (Indonesia), Tonus Percussion Trio, Resonance Percussion Sextet, Star of Indiana drum and bugle corps, Brass Theater, and the Southwind drum and bugle corps.

He is currently the Co-Director of the Birdsong Steel Orchestra's "Panorama Educational Program" (Trinidad), Treasurer for the Kentucky Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, a member of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention world music planning committee, a member of the Kentucky Music Educators Association, and is endorsed by Vic Firth Inc., Pearl, Ludwig/Musser, and Coyle Steel Drums. His compositions and arrangements for steel band and percussion ensemble are published by Drop 6 Media and Coyle Steel Drums, and Pan Ramajay Productions.

EKU Percussion Studio Audition Requirements for Bachelor of Music Performance and Bachelor of Music Education Degrees

Syllabi

MUS x47: Percussion I-IV

MUH 171: Enjoyment of Music ONLINE

MUS 250: EKU Steel Band

MUS 253/453: Percussion Ensemble

MUS 354: Percussion Methods

Courses

Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
MUH 171Music Appreciation  Internet Classes SITESpring 2017
MUS 147Percussion I  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 147Percussion I  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 247Percussion II  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 247Percussion II  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 250Steel BandW 6:00pm-8:45pm Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 250Steel BandW 7:00pm-9:45pm Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 253Percussion EnsembleMWF 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 347Percussion III  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 347Percussion III  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 347Percussion III  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 347Percussion III  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 354Percussion Class IMW 8:00am-8:50am Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 447Percussion IV  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 447Percussion IV  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 447Percussion IV  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 447Percussion IV  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 453Percussion EnsembleMWF 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 453Percussion EnsembleMWF 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 550Teaching Techniques   Spring 2017
MUS 586Workshop in Instrumental MusicMW 8:00am-8:50am Foster Building 308Spring 2017
MUS 750Teaching Techniques   Spring 2017
MUS 786Workshop in Instrumental MusicMW 8:00am-8:50am Foster Building 308Spring 2017
MUS 805Chamber Music- Percussion  Foster Building 300Spring 2017
MUS 847Percussion  Foster Building 308Spring 2017
MUS 847Percussion  Foster Building 308Spring 2017
MUS 847Percussion  Foster Building 308Spring 2017
MUS 850Small Ensembles - Percussion  Foster Building Spring 2017
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