Jason Nitsch was born September 20, 1977 and is a native of Houston, Texas. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the Baylor University School of Music in Waco, TX and a Masters of Music in Music Education from Boston University. He is currently a DMA student at Boston University where his research focus is on how students perceive their classroom experiences in music.
During his undergraduate studies Jason became quite interested in arranging, and subsequently, formal composition. His initial arrangements were well-received and he soon found himself inundated with requests for custom arrangements. During this time Jason also began composing original works of varied instrumentation, and was encouraged by his professors and colleagues to continue exploring this developing talent.
Mr. Nitsch recorded his first film score in the summer of 2000, "Passing By", a film by David M. Chandler and G. Kent Rabalais. Mr. Nitsch's commissions have been featured numerous times at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinics in Chicago, Illinois. In 2010, he composed the original score for the film documentary “The Library of the Early Mind,” directed and produced by noted author and filmmaker Edward Delaney and author Steven Withrow. Additionally, his music appears on various state prescribed music lists for public school band performance. He is also well known in the marching arts as an arranger, composer, and visual designer, having provided marching band productions to hundreds of band programs across the country. Most recently, in 2021 he launched the narrative science fiction podcast, “Beyond the Belt: Adventures from the Outer Rim,” for which he writes the scripts and composes the original musical score for each episode.
A music educator since 2000, Jason currently serves as the Director of Bands at Memorial High School in Frisco, TX. Jason currently lives in Prosper, TX with his wife Nicole and daughters Ainsley and Payton.