Dr. Jason Kihle is currently Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at the University of Jamestown (ND). He teaches applied percussion, percussion ensemble, percussion methods, jazz band, and pep band.
His previous appointment was at Texas A&M University–Kingsville where he served as Associate Professor of Percussion and Associate Director of Bands for 11 years. He taught percussion ensemble, world percussion, applied percussion, jazz drum set, and percussion methods. In addition, Dr. Kihle also directed the concert band and The Pride of South Texas Marching Band.
Dr. Kihle previously taught music in public schools in Arizona and Colorado. He has studied percussion with Mike Blake, Jim White, Gray Barrier, Michael Spiro, and Mark Ford. Dr. Kihle has been published in Early Music Colorado Quarterly, The Instrumentalist, The Educator’s Companion and Percussive Notes. He has been a presenter at the Minot State University Northwest International Festival of Music, the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, the state music education association conferences of North Dakota, Wyoming, California, and Iowa and the NAfME National Conference.
Dr. Kihle has performed with the Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Wind Ensemble, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, and the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, the International Double Reed Society Convention, Texas Music Educators Association, the National Flute Association Convention, College Music Society Regional Conference, the Montreaux Jazz Festival and the International Thespian Festival. He performed Concertino for Marimba by Paul Creston at California State University Los Angeles in the spring of 2013. He commissioned Silencio for solo marimba from Nathan Daughtrey and gave its world premiere in the fall of 2016. His compositions are published by Bachovich Publications.
Dr. Kihle is a member of PAS, NAfME, TMEA, NACWPI, CMS, KKP, TBS, and ASCAP. He is an artist/endorser for Innovative Percussion, Yamaha, Black Swamp, Remo and Zildjian.