Jason Childers

Jason Childers is a native North Carolinian and a product of the Concord High School band program in Concord where he received his earliest music education under the direction of Ray Landreth, Don Flewell, and Philip Morgan.  He performed in the Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands of Concord High and was honored many times winning auditions and being selected for numerous county, district, and state band clinics. 

After receiving a North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship, Childers began studying trumpet with Mr. Joe Phelps as an undergraduate at Appalachian State University in the instrumental music education program.  As both an undergraduate and graduate student, he performed with the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band I, Orchestra, and many other small ensembles on campus.  All four year of his undergraduate studies, Childers performed with "Blue Ridge Brass," a collegiate brass quintet coached by Mr. Joe Phelps.  While in Jazz Studies at Appalachian, he performed with touring musicians such as Allen Vizzuti, Nick Brignola, and others.
 
Childers completed his masters at Appalachian State University in music education with a concentration in conducting.  He studied there with Dr. William Gora and Dr. Jay Jackson.  Before coming to the Unifour area, Childers served as Director of Bands at Hugh M. Cummings High School in Burlington North Carolina.  Currently, he is the director of Bands at  South Caldwell High School in Hudson and a resident of Granite Falls.
 

 

Jason continues to be a first call substitute while he retains his duties at South Caldwell High School.