Jamison Alderson and Ubertuba Music


Jamison Alderson began his music career at the age of 4 (1986) when he taught himself how to read music and play the piano. Upon joining and excelling in the elementary band (1992,) he was introduced to composition by his band teacher, Dave Mathis. Jamison began writing short duets for trombone and euphonium, and once he learned about instrument transpositions, added Bb clarinet and alto saxophone into the mix. His first major work for full band was written at age 12 and performed by his middle school band (1994.) 

Occasionally writing passages that were too difficult to be played on the scored instrument, Jamison learned to play all of the wind band instruments to fully understand the capabilities of each horn. Throughout high school (1997-2000,) Jamison wrote 2 more pieces for full band (neither were performed due to time constraints in the school year,) though he focused more on small, mixed ensembles. 

Jamison began his college career at Pacific University, Forest Grove Oregon. After displaying his compositions to the composition professor, Tim Stevens, Jamison convinced him to reopen the 400-level composition class, which he took as a freshman and throughout his sophomore year (Fall 2000-Spring 2002). Freshman year also allowed him to take a 400-level MIDI course where many synthesized works were composed.

Junior year (Fall 2002) took Jamison to Central Washington University, Ellensburg Washington, to pursue a BM in composition. Another large work for band was written, performed and recorded by the CWU Wind Ensemble. Smaller ensembles were the focus of study Junior and senior years (Fall 2002-Spring 2004) to really hone in on the capabilities of each individual instrument. 

After college, Jamison continued his work on small ensembles, deviating a time or two to focus on perfecting his preferred symphonic band instrumentation. This time also allowed him to create Ubertuba Music, the company under which he self publishes his music.

Jamison is still writing accoustic instrumental and vocal music, and now has added synthesized symphonic scores for games and interactive media to his repertoire. He is looking to expand his skills in the interactive genres, combining his love of games and his love of the classical orchestra.

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