Jason Missal

Jason Missal
Assoc. Director of Bands
Music Education
Instrumental, Horn

WPAC 130

Jason Missal is the Associate Director of Bands at Abilene Christian University, where his duties include directing the Big Purple Marching Band, conducting the Concert Band, teaching music education courses and studio horn. Prior to his appointment at ACU, Mr. Missal was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was Assistant Director of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band, conducted the Campus Band, assisted with the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, and was Assistant Director with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Pep Bands. Mr. Missal holds an M.M in Conducting from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.M. in Music Education from Oklahoma State University.

Prior to his position at CU, Mr. Missal served as Assistant Director of Bands in the public schools of Jenks, Oklahoma. He taught at the high school, middle school and beginning levels, and his ensembles received consistent superior ratings in performance and sight-reading, and performed at state, regional and national venues such as the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, the National Adjudicators Association Festival, and the convention of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association.  Mr. Missal also maintained an active private horn studio.

An active professional performer and chamber musician, Mr. Missal has performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic, the Tulsa Opera Orchestra, the Signature Symphony (Tulsa), the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, and the American Wind Symphony in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Mr. Missal is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.  When not conducting, performing, or teaching music, Mr. Missal’s interests include cooking, travel, hiking, movies, collegiate and professional sports, and reading.  He lives in Abilene with his wonderful wife Maggie, also a professional musician.

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