Instructor of Low Brass
Mr. Jason Decker is a graduate of Schenectady County Community College (A.S. Performing Arts Music) and The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (B.M. and M.M. Music Education). He has taught band in public school at all levels from very beginning through high school and classroom music 6th through 12th grade. In his current position at Letchworth Central School District he teaches beginning band, jr. high band, and classroom music 6th – 8th grade. Mr. Decker is an active member of the New York State School Music Association. He is a solo brass adjudicator for NYSSMA.
Mr. Decker has assisted and chaired several festivals for NYSSMA and GVSMA. He has co-presented at NYSSMA conferences on co-taught cross-curricular music projects with media center specialists for general music. Mr. Decker has a passion for music education. He has been a guest lecture and presenter at Houghton College and has mentored student teachers and practicum students. Mr. Decker performs regularly on tuba and trombone.
Since his move to Western New York, he has become a regular member of Houghton Symphonic Winds. He also performs with the full swing big band and several community groups in the area.
In his free time, he enjoys biking, kayaking, hiking, camping, and hunting.
Master of Music in Music Education | The Crane School of Music, State University of New York College at Potsdam
Bachelor of Music in Music Education | The Crane School of Music, State University of New York College at Potsdam
Associate in Science in Performing Arts Music | Schenectady County Community College
- NYSSMA Presenter 2014
- Winter Conference: Cross-Curricular Co-taught Junior High General Music Projects with your Media Center Specialist, 2014
- Summer Conference: Rock Out While Jazzing up Middle School General Music: Co-Teach the Common Core with your Media Center Specialist, 2014
Honors and Awards
- Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
- Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society
Courses & Ensembles Taught
Low Brass Instructor
Music Education Classes
My full-time job is Music Teacher at Letchworth Central School.