Currently residing in Cleveland, Ohio, Jason Simon is pursuing his D.M.A. in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Antonio Pompa-Baldi. His previous teachers include Hamilton Tescarollo and Robert Palmer.
Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jason made his orchestral debut with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic at age thirteen. He has engaged in masterclasses with artists such as Jon Kimura Parker, Alexander Korsantia, Arnaldo Cohen, Jeremy Denk, Benjamin Hochman, and William Wolfram. Jason was named the winner of the IPFW Concerto/Aria Competition each year of his undergraduate degree and was named the Department of Music’s 2014 Outstanding Senior in Music Performance. He has attended festivals in Saarburg, Germany and Todi, Italy, and he most recently played Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.