Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Advisor
Jon Bash completed his undergraduate degree at WWU and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Music Composition at WWU. Since beginning his career, Jon has written, arranged, and performed an eclectic variety of polystylistic music, including for the concert hall, electroacoustic playback/performance, film, games, and pop music. He has received numerous awards for his compositions and was chosen as WWU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts Presidential Scholar in 2013. In April 2014, he presented a paper on sound art in video games at the international Ludomusicology Conference in Chichester, UK. In May 2014, the WWU Wind Symphony premiered his first work for band, Machinations, and later that year in November Western's Equus Saxophone Quartet premiered his piece for them, Oratorio.
Jon grew up in San Carlos, CA before moving to Sequim, WA at age 7. He began playing percussion and guitar in 6th grade and has played in various ensembles ever since. In 2008, Jon moved to Bellingham, WA to study music at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, entering the Composition program in 2010 under Roger Briggs and Bruce Hamilton and graduating magna cum laude in March 2013 with a Bachelor of Music in Composition and in June 2015 with a Master of Music in Composition.