Jason A. Woodruff
Born 5 May 1980 in Bloomington, IN., USA.
Jason began studying music at the age of 9, taking up instruction in piano, trumpet, and then eventually viola. As a violist, Jason has been first chair of his middle school, high school, and collegiate orchestras. He has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis and the Great Lake Music Camp advanced orchestra.
He began studying music composition at the age of 10. He has studied counterpoint and composition with Christopher Rutkowski at the University of Indianapolis and with Kyong Mee Choi and Stacy Garrop at Roosevelt's Chicago College of Performint Arts. In 2011, he received a scholarship and invite to study in Chicago. As an emerging composer, Jason has received several performance in Indianapolis, Chicago, and elsewhere. His work has been read by Chicago's Gaudete Brass and Eighth Blackbird flautist Timothy Munro.
He considers intimacy in music an important facet. Interwoven in his music is his interest in archeology, science, mathematics, philosophy, mortality, natural observation, spirituality, and ancient musical systems. His most recent performance in December of 2011 was of his work, Silence (for mezzo-soprano, horn, oboe, and violoncello). The work explored an individuals grappling with mortality through the various developmental stages of life. The work has been described as being hauntingly beautiful and somber.
Jason's works that are being published by Editions Musica Ferrum:
Falling Ash for Solo Flute
Permutations for Solo Piano