Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts
Coffin Races - Jason K. Nitsch
Take a frightful ride with Jason K. Nitsch’s Coffin Races! Perfect for Halloween concerts, this new work makes use of sound effects and color from within the concert band. Similar in style to a Danse Macabre, students and audiences alike will have a wonderfully spooky time!
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 0.5 in|
About Jason K. Nitsch
Jason K. 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 pursuing his DMA in Music Education at Boston University with a focus on research into the connection between classroom assessment and student mindset/motivation in the large ensemble instrumental music classroom. 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.
While he enjoys traditional compositional pursuits, he has recently begun integrating electronic tracks into his solo and chamber music. He hopes to work diligently to bring this manner of composition into his large ensemble works in the future, and to create new and innovative connections between traditional performance techniques and contemporary music technologies. Since 1998 he has worked as a music and visual designer for marching bands across the United States, providing custom arrangements, original music compositions and visual coordination and design to his clients.
In 2009 he launched Suburban Zombie Music (www.suburbanzombiemusic.com) to promote and distribute his entire catalog of original compositions. In 2018 he was appointed the first Director of Bands at Memorial High School in Frisco, TX. He previously served as a music educator for 14 years in the Houston area (Ft. Bend, Deer Park and Klein) and for four years in Fountain, CO. He currently lives in McKinney, TX with his wife Nicole and their daughters Ainsley and Payton.