A recipient of The Catholic University of America’s Furfey graduate fellowship and a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda music honors society, Jason R. Lovelace (b. 1980) currently serves as an adjunct instructor at Towson University in Towson, MD and Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA.
Lovelace’s compositions have been broadcast internationally and featured in a variety of regional, national and international venues. In June 2015, Lovelace performed the international premiere of Nocturne: Inversions at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki as part of the 2015 College Music Society International Conference. His notable commissions include: Echoes of Apollo 11 (Wayne State University Trumpet Ensemble), a piece for trumpet octet and electronics performed at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild conference, The Information Age (Alexandria Concert Band), a work celebrating the eponymous era premiered at Northern Virginia Community College’s Schlessinger Concert Hall, and Hodie nobis de caelo (The Catholic University of America), a fanfare for chorus and orchestra premiered in Washington, D.C. and televised internationally on the EWTN cable network.
A native of Pennsylvania, Lovelace completed his doctorate in composition at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 2009. Previously, he earned Masters degrees in composition and computer music composition from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and a Bachelor of Musical Arts summa cum laude in piano and composition from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His teachers include Andrew Simpson, Steven Strunk, Bruno Amato, Geoffrey Wright, Marvin Lamb, and James Faulconer.