Dr. Jason A. Heald serves as Director of Music at Umpqua Community College, and is an active composer, performer, educator, and clinician. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from University of Oregon, a Master’s degree from University of Portland, and a Bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College. Dr. Heald is a prolific composer, with works published by Augsburg Fortress, ChoralWeb, UNC Jazz Press, Plymouth Music, Sound Music Publishing, and Call of the Wild Publishing. Recent premiers and commissions include performances by the Oregon Musical Theatre Festival. Shreveport Opera, Vanguard Voices, Delgani String Quartet, Consonare, Kantorei, The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, the Willamette Singers, and Halcyon Trio Oregon. For more of Jason Heald's music, visit www.jasonheald.com.