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Conductor, composer.

Jason Thomas Aylward is a sought-after conductor throughout the United States. He has appeared in concert with the Texas Festival Orchestra at the Round Top Festival Institute, the Twin Cities Orchestra at the 2017 NFA Conference, and at Carnegie Hall as Assistant Conductor of the CreArtBox ensemble.   Additionally, he has held positions as Conductor and Artistic Director for Vintage Strings, Founder and Conductor Emeritus of the Chippewa River Chamber Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor for the Round Top Festival Institute, and Le Train Bleu.  As an educator, he's worked with  the orchestra, opera, theatre, band, and choral programs at Central Michigan University.  


As a composer, he’s premiered works with the Fredericksburg Brass Festival, A-Stage Theatre in Minneapolis, the Fargo Monday Night Big Band, the CMU Symphony Orchestra, and CMU Chamber Singers.  He won the 2016 CMU Orchestral composition competition with his work, "On The Shoulders of Running Water", and the 2017 CMU ACDA Choral composition competition with his work, "Memory, hither come".


Jason's primary conducting teachers are Ransom Wilson, José-Luis Maúrtua, Peter Haberman, and Scott Jones. He also studied jazz arranging with Allen Carter.  He holds Masters Degrees in Orchestral Conducting and Trumpet from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelors degree in Trumpet Performance from Concordia College, in Moorhead. Jason is currently finishing his DMA in trumpet at the Peabody Conservatory with Joe Burgstaller.



Adams- Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Bach (arr. Cailliet) - Little Fugue in G Minor

Bach (arr. Luck) - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Barber - Adagio For Strings

Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Beethoven - Symphony No. 6

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
Berlioz - Hungarian March

Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Borodin - Polovtsian Dances

Borodin - Steppes of Central Asia

Brahms - Academic Festival Overture

Brahms- Hungarian Dance no. 6

Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Bresnick - My Twentieth Century
Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Bruckner - Symphony No. 4

Carter - Flute Concerto

Copland - Appalachian Spring

Copland - Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Dvorak – Symphony No. 8 

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 

Elgar - Enigma Variations

Elgar - Serenade for Strings

Gillingham - Forward Motion

Ginastera – Ollantay

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Grieg - Piano Concerto in A Minor

Harrison - Violin Concerto

Haydn - Trumpet Concerto 

Holst – Ballet Suite in Eb major

Holst - Brook Green Suite

Hovland - Concerto for Piccolo and Strings

Hummel- Trumpet Concerto

Lutoslawski- Concerto for Oboe and Harp

Mahler - Symphony No. 4

Mendelssohn - Double Concerto for Violin and Piano

Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 3

Mozart - Magic Flute Overture

Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27

Mozart - Symphony No. 35

Mozart - Symphony No. 40

Musto- Divertimento

Nielsen - Flute Concerto

Revueltas – Sensemaya

Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture

Rimsky-Korsakov - Cappricio Espagnol

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Schubert - Rosamunde Overture

Schubert - Unfinished

Sibelius - Finlandia

Sibelius- Karelia Suite

Sibelius - Romance in C

Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

Still- American Scene No. 5

Strauss- Don Juan

Strauss- Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche

Strauss/Strauss- Pizzicato Polka

Stravinksy- A Soldier's Tale

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet

Tchaikovsky- Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6

Tomasi - Concerto for Trumpet

Tower - Black Topaz

Tower - Petrouchskates

Warlock - Capriol Suite

Wolf-Ferrari - Chamber Symphony in Bb


Bach - BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in Alle Landen

Debussy - L'Enfant Prodigue

Puccini - Suor Angelica


Jenkins - The Armed Man

Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart - Lacrimosa from Requiem

Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem

Music Theatre

Hamlisch - A Chorus Line

Rodgers and Hammerstein - Oklahoma!


Wolf-Ferrari Chamber Symphony, Round Top Festival Faculty Soloists
Danse, Debussy (Orch. Ravel), Round Top Festival Orchestra
Holst Ballet Suite in Eb, CMU Symphony Orchestra
Lutoslawski Double Concerto, Round Top Festival, Erin Hannigan and Paula Page, Soloists
Dvorak Serenade for Winds, Round Top Festival
Joan Tower, Petroushskates,  Round Top Festival
Sibelius Romanze in C, CMU Symphony Orchestra


Hear some original works for various ensembles.

On the Shoulders of Running Water - CMU Symphony Orchestra
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2+Picc, 2+EH, 2+Bcl, 2 tmp, SD. Susp. Cymb, Cel. Pno. Str.

Memory, Hither Come - CMU Chamber Singers
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Alma Mater (Mavis Arr. Aylward) (Central Michigan) - CMU Symphony and Chorus
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2+Picc, 2, 2, 2 tmp, SD. BD. Susp. Cymb, Glock, Str.

Bill Evans - Red River Jazz Group
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Jazz Trio, (Piano, Bass, Drums)

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