Meet the Faculty
Jason W. Solomon
Assistant Professor of Music
Office Location: Presser 101
Office Hours: Thursdays: 2:30pm - 3:30pm, or by appointment
M.M., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Professor Solomon is a music theorist, composer, and classical guitarist. His research interests include spatialization, popular music, music perception, and neo-Riemannian theory. He has presented papers at a number of conferences, including the International Conference on Music and Shape, the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, The College Music Society National Conference, and Music Theory Southeast. Articles of his appear in Soundboard and Guitar Review. He is currently working on several different articles and presentations and is in the early stages of authoring a textbook that will offer a streamlined approach to the instruction of music theory. Professor Solomon composes both acoustic and electronic music, and he has arranged music for small ensembles as well as full orchestra. He is a founding member of the Georgia Guitar Quartet—an ensemble that has released five CDs, performs and conducts master classes across the nation, and has won numerous awards.
“The Composite Shapes and Virtual Motions of Musical Performance,” Music and Shape, Institute of Musical Research, University of London, London, ENG, July 2012.
“The Shaping of Sound and the Sounding of Shape: The Analysis of Spatial Gestures,” College Music Society National Conference, Marriott Minneapolis City Center, Minneapolis, MN, September 2010.
“Perceiving Spatial Gestures,” The International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, August 2010.
“Perceiving Spatial Gestures,” in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, ed. S.M. Demorest, S.J. Morrison, and P.S. Campbell (2010): CD-ROM, 284–89.
“Found in Translation: De-sublimation and Spatialization in Guitar Transcriptions,” Soundboard 33.3–4 (2007): 16–24.
“What Every Guitarist Should Know: A Guide to the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Focal Hand Dystonia,” Guitar Review 133 (2007): 2–9.
Selected Performances (with the Georgia Guitar Quartet):
Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA (9/19/13)
Lake City Concert Series, Lake City, SC (11/15/12)
Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA (11/08/12)
Hampden Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, VA (11/07/12)
Shepherdstown College, Shepherdstown, WV (11/06/12)
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA (11/05/12)
Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC (10/23/12)
Southern Wesleyan College, Central, SC (9/20/12)
Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York, Binghamton, NY (2/25/12)
Corning Civic Music Association (with Robert Sims), Corning, NY (3/24/12)
Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Augusta, GA (3/03/12)
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, New York City, NY (1/07/12)
Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA (9/19/11)
First United Methodist Church, Warner Robbins, GA (9/18/11)
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS (9/16/11)
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (4/03/11)
Concord University (with Robert Sims), Athens, WV (3/22/11)
Mostly Music Concert Series (with Robert Sims), Chicago, IL (11/14/10)