Jason Bonham

Viola

Biography

Jason Bonham is known as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and educator.

Currently, Bonham is the Principal Violist with Las Vegas Philharmonic and Viola Faculty member at UNLV. He has been a performer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of Virtuosi West and has performed with members of the Emerson Quartet, Boston Chamber Society, Chicago Pro Musica, The New Russian Trio, The Beethoven Quartet, Cavatina Trio, and Fry Street Quartet.

In education, Bonham is the Director of Orchestras at Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts and was the founder and Artistic Director of the Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute. He is also on faculty at Nevada School of the Arts. Additionally, he served on various boards including the American Viola Society, Kayenta Arts Foundation, and the Chamber Music Society of Southern Utah. Currently he teaches viola at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and in the past has been a faculty member at Brigham Young University and Dixie State University.

His articles, both music and non-music related, have been published and discussed in the Journal of the American Viola Society, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and many others.

His viola teachers include Roland Vamos, Albert Igolnikov, Charles Pikler, Helen Callus, and David Dalton.