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Jon Sass

Artistic Major(s): Tuba

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • Harlem School for the Arts 1971-2
  • High School of Music and Art 1977-1979 / New York City
  • Boston University 1979-1984 / Boston, Mass. BA, (Tuba Performance Music)
  • Tanglewood Music Festival / Massachusetts 1980/ summer Lenox/Lee, Mass
  • Private lessons: Sam Pilafian 1976-1984, Joe Daley 1976-77, Warren Deck 1981
  • Music Festivals: All-City High School Orchestra, Boston University Symphony Orchestra 1983-84, Waterloo Music Festival / New Jersey (1981)

Teaching & Research

Teaching experience (extract)

  • Tanglewood Music Festival / Massachusetts 1984-1985 / summer Lenox/Lee, Mass.
  • Teaching assistant to E.B.Q. and Sam Pilafian (Quintet Coaching)
  • University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna-IPOP-Popluar Music Low Brass 2012 until today
  • Vienna International School Low Brass Coach 2014 until today

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  • JON SASS GROOVE and CREATIVITY WORKSHOP –TMV Records multimedia-interactive kits
  • Play along CD, DVD, Buch und Noten. 2007
  • w/ play along 2007 features basslines for Jon’s compositions and recordings.
  • BRASS PLAYERS COOKBOOK Article 2006 – MEREDITH PUBLICATIONS Resource book for brass players Article- Smooth Touring Resource Recipe -Travel Smoothy To-Go
  • Concepts in the field of creative education
  • Team building seminar " The Corporate Groove
  • Multi-media play for children "Sassy the Tuba 


Artistic publications – CDs, DVDs

  • Publication of 100 CDs and DVDs. More at

Scientific publications

  • SASSIFIED LIVE-Multi Media Presentation
  • Team building Seminar „ The Corporate Groove“
  • CREATIVE IMPULSE- Article 2006 pedagogy articles at and Clarino Magazine 
  • Sonic Magazine 3-2006-Jon Sass Philosophy on Music

Further work experience (extract)

  • 2013 175 year of bilateral relations betw US and Austria
  • 2011 Black History Month concert for US Embassy
  • FABELHAFT Storytelling Fest
  • 2016-17-18 etc. Talisman-(music-tuba-guitar) Klagenfurt City Theatre
  • 2015 Seven Lives, radio play Peter Kaizar -performer.
  • 2013 Desert Bridges the Qatar National Theater
  • 2012 Korinthia Ingeborg Bachmann Prize
  • 2010 America Reloaded-Obama, The Amerika Haus Berlin

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