Dr. Jason Caslor currently serves as Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and oversees the undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting programs. Prior to arriving in Newfoundland, he spent three seasons as Resident Conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous years as a public school instrumental and choral instructor. In 2012, he received an “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union and is increasingly active as a clinician, adjudicator, and conductor for festivals, honour bands, and music camps across Canada. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts (Conducting) at Arizona State University, his Master of Music (Conducting) degree at the University of Manitoba, and his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Caslor’s current research interests include telematics delivery of rehearsals/clinics and spontaneous improvisation as it pertains to both conducting pedagogy and large, school-based instrumental ensembles.