Jason Bonham

Jason Bonham


Office: UMC-C304
Phone: 562-985-4781

Jason Bonham is known as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and educator. Currently, Jason is the Principal Violist with Las Vegas Philharmonic and is on the faculties of California State University, Long Beach and Biola University. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

In 2016 he performed as guest principal violist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet for the 2016 live radio broadcast of Coppelia. He also has performed as guest principal viola of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Modesto Symphony and the Santa Barbara Symphony. As a chamber musician he has performed with members of the Emerson Quartet, Boston Chamber Society, Chicago Pro Musica, Cavatina Trio, Eastman Trio and the Fry Street Quartet.

In education, Jason was the Director of Orchestras at Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts and was the founder and Artistic Director of the Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute. Additionally, he served on various boards including the American Viola Society, Kayenta Arts Foundation and the Chamber Music Society of Southern Utah. In the past he has been a faculty member at University of Nevada.