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Jason Degenhardt

Garvey Fine Arts Center
Rm 034B
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Washburn University, Bachelor of Music
Academic History

Jason Degenhardt holds a B.A. in Music Education from Washburn University in Topeka, KS where he studied with Dr. Tom Morgan.

Scholarly Interests/Activities

During his time at WU, he performed in various ensembles which included performance tours of Honduras and China, as well as a live film recording with the band KANSAS, and various appearances at the Kansas Music Educator's Association State Convention.  He was also a founding member of the Washburn Percussion Collective, a small percussion group who performed numerous concerts in Topeka and across the state.

As a teacher, Jason has a private percussion studio at Supersonic Music where he teaches snare drum, drumset, and mallets to students of various ages.  Numerous students of Jason's studio have achieved high honors at state competitions.  Jason is also an Adjunct Music Professor at Washburn University where he organizes and rehearses the Drumline.

Service Interests/Activities

When he's not teaching and playing, you can find Jason in the "Drumgeon" building TreeHouse Drums with Derek Sharp.

Career Accomplishments

As a performer, Jason can regularly be found in the pit for musicals at the local theaters, and onstage with groups such as the Topeka Festival Singers, Invisible Bike, The Blue Notes Variety Band and more.   He has performed with a wide variety of professional artists including Broadway Stars Jeff Kready and Nikki Renee Daniels, Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show, Nelly's Echo, Linda Maxey, Bob Becker, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Topeka Festival Singers, and Fountain City Brass Band. He also has over 50 musical productions on his resume, and the number continues to grow.

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