Jason  Terry
Assistant Professor of Piano
School of the Arts
Division of Music
Office: 303 Buchanan Hall
Email: jterry2@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2389

Praised for his “passion and commitment” at the keyboard, Jason Terry has performed throughout the United States, Canada, France, South Korea, southeast Asia, and various countries in Central Asia as both a soloist and collaborative pianist. He continues to serve as a piano faculty member for the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp, and in 2019 he was invited to join the faculty of the Beijing International Music Festival as a master teacher. Since 2017, Jason has been invited to the Middle East as Artist/Teacher to teach applied piano and literature courses as well as perform at institutes and universities in the region through the NGO American Voices.

He is active as a music researcher and continues to present throughout the world, most recently as a presenter at the 2020 World Piano Conference. Moreover, throughout the past two years, he published several articles for Steinway & Sons’ Immortal Artists series. His scholarship in the field of piano performance history was recently included in the Carnegie Hall archives and has been presented at several conferences. Currently, he is an apprentice in the piano technology field where he is researching the relationship between the physical mechanics of the piano and the performing artist as well as working towards earning the Registered Piano Technician (RPT) credential. Lastly, he is working on his first book, One Last Encore: Celebrated Pianists and Their Final Performances and hopes to publish this in the near future.

Dr. Terry has been at Samford University since Fall, 2019, and he currently serves as the 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 


Collaborative Piano

Awards and Honors

NAMM / CMS Fellowship
International Cultural Activities Grant
Innovative Teaching Grant
Iraqi Ministry of Culture & Arts Teaching Award
Lovelace Scholar, Hymn Society of U.S. & Canada


forthcoming Terry, J. “Tuning the Pianist: Piano Technology Through the Lens of a Pianist.” Piano Technicians Journal. Spring 2021

Terry, J. "One Last Encore: Celebrated Pianists and Their Final Performances." Monograph. Currently under review with publisher

Contributing author, Steinway Owners’ Magazine. New York: Steinway & Sons, 2018—19.

Research contributor, Carnegie Hall Archives, 2018

Terry, J. “The Impact of the Plagal Cadence on 19th Century Music.” International Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences 4, no. 6, 2017.

Contributing author, Celebrating Grace Hymnal Companion. Mercer, GA: Celebrating Grace, Inc, 2010.

Terry, J. “Worship Among Millennials.” Joshua, TX: Ross King Organs, 2010.