Jason Bahr, Composer
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Jason Bahr (b. 1972, Kansas City, KS) B.M. University of Missouri-Kansas City; including study at Kingston University in London, England; M.M., D.M., Indiana University-Bloomington.  He has studied with Samuel Adler, Claude Baker, David Dzubay, Eugene O'Brien, Don Freund, Kevin Jones, James Mobberley and Gerald Kemner. 
            Bahr has received over 350 performances of his works, including performances in 35 states and twelve foreign countries.  He was a finalist for the 2nd International Frank Ticheli Composition Contest for band music (2009) for Anderson’s Animals, a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Residency (2006), a Fromm Foundation commission (2005), has won the Northridge Prize for Orchestral Composition (2005) for Golgotha, third prize in the Renee B. Fischer Piano Competition (2003), Region V winner in the SCI/ASCAP Competition (2002), the Cambridge Madrigal Singers Choral Composition Competition (1999) with Psaume 1, and annual ASCAP awards since 1998.
            Commissions includeMysteries of Light (violin and piano) for the Fromm Foundation, In principio (choir and orchestra) for the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, FL, Brevard Invocation (timpani and horn) for the Mountain Chamber Players, Soliloquy (English horn) for Krista Riggs, When We Are Going (treble choir, violin and organ) for Theresa Spencer, Strikes and Resonance (marimba) for Grant Braddock, and Tipping Point (alto sax and piano) for the Mississippi Music Teachers Association. A Kansas City native, Bahr is an avid of the Kansas City Royals. He makes his home with his wife Rebecca and their two cats, Cho-Cho and Ray. Listen to works and peruse scores at www.jasonbahr.com. Soli Deo Gloria

 

Jason Bahr is a composer living in southwest Florida. Bahr has received over 350 performances of his works, including performances in 35 states and over a dozen foreign countries. He was a finalist for the 2nd International Frank Ticheli Composition Contest for band music for Anderson’s Animals, a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Residency, a Fromm Foundation commission (2005), has won the Northridge Prize for Orchestral Composition for Golgotha, third prize in the Renee B. Fischer Piano Competition, Region V winner in the SCI/ASCAP Competition, the Cambridge Madrigal Singers Choral Composition Competition (1999) with Psaume 1, and annual ASCAP awards since 1998. As a Kansas City native, Bahr is an avid of the Kansas City Royals.  Listen to works and peruse scores at www.jasonbahr.com.  Soli Deo Gloria