Retail Manager - N
Joined in
2004
Levels Taught

All

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Princeton Brass Band

Expertise

Trumpets, Print Music, Brass, Brass Accessories, French Horns, Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Accessories, Trombones, Euphoniums, Orchestral Strings, Orchestral Strings Accessories

Performance Experience

NABBA

Favorite Instruments

All of them!!!, I can play a little bit of every instrument!, Bach Stradivarius Bb Trumpet, Bach Stradivarius C Trumpet, Yamaha Trumpets, Yamaha Keyboards, Bach Stradivarius Cornet, Yamaha Zeno

Education

BA Music Education-The College of New Jersey

Musical Interests

Brass Bands, All Jazz, Classical, I listen to a little bit of everything and I am open to nearly all genres of music

Specialties / Genres Taught

Brass

Jason

Retail Manager - N

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” -Aristotle

About Me

Hi, there!  My name is Jason Schafer, and I am the store Manager at Music and Arts in Princeton, NJ. I have worked for Music and Arts for fourteen years, at various locations in many states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Connecticut, and Delaware! 

I started studying and playing music when I was five years old.  At age twelve, I began playing trumpet, which I continue to play. During middle and high school, I became involved with anything related to music and the performing arts. In middle school, I performed in band and choir. I was also a member of the Congress Street Brass Band, located in Cape May County New Jersey. In high school, I performed in various ensembles such as marching band, pit orchestra, chorus, select choir, jazz band, concert band, and various recitals. I also was hired to play in a band during two summers of high school for Morey's Pier and Mariner's Landing in Wildwood, NJ. I was accepted to All South Jersey Choir my senior year. 

 

I continued my passion for music after being accepted into Trenton State/The College of New Jersey, where I received my Bachelors of Music Education degree. During my years at TCNJ, I performed in many concerts and at various venues with the concert band, wind ensemble, jazz band, orchestra, brass ensemble, and choir. I also had the opportunity to tour England with the TCNJ Chorale. 

 

Since college, I have played in venues large and small. I have played for many types of small ensembles, weddings, and religious services from many denominations all over New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I also have performed with Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra located in West Windsor, NJ. 

 

I also have been a member of Princeton Brass Band since the Fall of 2005. The Princeton Brass Band is a major cultural presence in New Jersey and the USA, drawing players from Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. In April of 2013, Princeton Brass Band had won the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) National Championship Competition held in Cincinnati, OH. 

 

My passion for music has grown exponentially since I have worked for Music and Arts. The music business is filled with knowledge of many types of music and instruments to help us find our voice. The passion of music is in all of us, and we together as a community can make a difference in each others lives. 

 

I am here at Music and Arts for any and all of your music needs!  Stop by, send an email, or give me a call anytime!! 

 

Best Wishes,

 

Jason Schafer 

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