Jason Terry, D.M.A., NCTM

 Jason Terry headshot
Instructor of Piano
Missouri Southern State University
Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance
Baylor University
Master of Music, Piano Performance
University of South Carolina
Doctorate of Musical Arts, Piano Performance

About Jason

Pianist and keyboardist Jason Terry has given performances throughout North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe as a soloist, band member, and collaborative pianist. His performances have been heard on multiple NPR stations, K-Pop recordings, and pop-culture videos. Recent performances include Carnegie Hall, the Peabody Institute, and the NAMM Show.

Terry is a 2023–24 Fulbright Scholar and will be artist-in-residence for a prestigious conservatory in the Middle East. While there, he will be teaching piano courses and applied studies, in addition to performing throughout the region.

He remains an enthusiast of arts advocacy, especially in matters of social and cultural diplomacy. Formerly a teaching-artist in the Middle East, Terry has started his own non-profit, Arts in Motion, to continue fostering holistic arts training both domestically and internationally. Moreover, recent grants continue supporting Songs of Hope: Unveiling Darkness. This project, co-founded by Terry in 2022, uses the arts—music, poetry, dance, and painting—to speak out against social injustices such as human trafficking.

Aside from teaching and performing, Terry continues to collaborate in his research. Since 2020, he has worked with multiple physical therapists and an orthopedic surgeon to create interdisciplinary resources for keyboardists. He has presented this research for the American Physical Therapy Association, Performing Arts Medicine Association, and the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy. Furthermore, he was co-awarded the Innovator of the Year national prize from the Physical Therapy Learning Institute for his co-development of The Physical Thera-Pianist, a collegiate course marketed to piano departments and instructors nationwide.

Beginning in Fall 2024, Terry, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, will join the music faculty at Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee).

I am passionate about helping 21st-century artists find their niche in the world based on their passions and abilities.

  • 2023-24 Fulbright Scholar (U.S. State Dept.)
  • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (MTNA)
  • Nord Stage 3 Certification (MKMusic)
  • AI & Arts Fellowship (Inspirit AI)
  • Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate (PAMA)
  • Arts in Medicine Global Fellowship (AiM)
  • Ministry of Culture & Arts (Iraqi Government)
  • Effective Teaching Practices (ACUE)

B.A., Music Performance - Missouri Southern State University

M.M., Piano Performance - Baylor University

D.M.A., Piano Performance - USC