Praised for his “passion and commitment” at the keyboard, Jason Terry has given performances throughout North America, Asia, and Europe as both a soloist and collaborative pianist. For four years he toured nationally with a professional quartet performing nearly 100 concerts annually. His performances have been broadcast on NPR stations around the country ranging from the standard literature to the premiers of new compositions. In the last year, engagements have spanned the globe from Gothenburg to Paris and Chicago to Seoul. Domestic highlights of the 2022—23 season include Carnegie Hall, the Peabody Institute, and the National World War I Museum.
In addition to live performances, he was recently invited to serve as a recording artist for Steinway’s Spirio piano and has also been contracted to record piano works for a forthcoming music theory textbook promoting diverse examples of music literature. An artist-teacher, he continues to serve as a piano faculty member for the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp and has been on faculty for the Beijing International Music Festival as a master teacher. He is an enthusiast of arts advocacy, especially in matters of social and cultural diplomacy. Since 2017, he has been affiliated with the NGO American Voices and has traveled to perform and coach rising musicians throughout the Middle East. Moreover, recent grants have supported his work using art to fight against social injustices such as human trafficking.
Dr. Jason Terry is Assistant Professor of Piano at Samford University where he serves as Director of Keyboard Studies.
Degrees and Certifications
B.A., Missouri Southern State University
M.M., Baylor University
D.M.A., University of South Carolina
Effective Teaching Practices Certification, Association of College & University Educators
Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate
Piano and Piano Pedagogy
Awards and Honors
Arts in Medicine Global Cohort Fellowship
Alabama State Council on the Arts: Reflection on Social Justice Topics Through the Arts
Faculty Development Grant: Physical Therapy & Music Instruction: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Benefit of Current & Future Students
William E. & Wylodine H. Hull Grant for Scholarship- Arts Advocacy for Social Justice
NAMM / CMS Fellowship
International Cultural Activities Grant: Korean Music Concert
Innovative Teaching Grant:Teaching World Music Pedagogical Courses at the University of London
Iraqi Ministry of Culture & Arts Teaching Award
MTNA Teacher Enrichment Grant (2022)
Terry, J. “Chopin’s Last Performance: Assembling a Concert Program.” Under review.
Terry, J. “Tuning the Pianist: Piano Technology Through the Lens of a Pianist.” Piano Technicians Journal. February 2021.