Jason Bolte

Advisor: Music Technology
Music Technology

173 Howard Hall

Jason Bolte is a composer and educator. He currently resides in Bozeman, Montana with his wonderful wife Barbara, their two beautiful daughters Lila and Megan, and dog Allie. Jason as an Associate Proffessor of Music Technology and Composition at Montana State University where he directs the Montana State Transmedia and Electroacoustic Realization (MonSTER) Studios and coordinates the B.A. in Music Technology. Jason earned a B.M. with an emphasis in Music Engineering Technology and a M.M. in Music Composition from Ball State University where he studied with Cleve Scott, Michael Pounds, Jody Nagel, Keith Kothman, Eleanor Trawick, and Ernesto Pellegrini. He holds a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he was a Chancellor’s Doctoral Research Fellow, a Dean’s Doctoral Fellow, and an Ovation Scholar. At UMKC, Jason studied with James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, and Chen Yi. His music has been performed by the Ensemble Dal Neinte, A/Tonal Ensemble, Maverick Ensemble, Elektramusic, junctQín, NewKeys, Alcome, and the NYU New Music Ensemble, among others. Jason’s music has received awards and recognition from junctQín, International Competition for Composers "Città di Udine,” ISCM Miami Section/World New Music Days, Concurso Internacional de Miniaturas Electroacusticas, International Electroacoustic Music Contest – CEMVA, Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva, Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art, ETH Zurich Digital Arts Week Soundscape Competition, Music Teachers National Association/Missouri Music Teachers Association, International Society of Bassists Composition Competition, and ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition. His current scholarship focuses on the creation of music at the intersections of art and science. His co-authored authored article “Black (W)hole: An Art/science and Education Collaboration,” has been published in the Journal Leonardo. Jason’s music is available on the Beneficence, ABLAZE, Thrmnphon, ELECTRO<>ACÚSTICO, SEAMUS, Irritable Hedgehog, Vox Novus, SoundWalk, and Miso Records labels.