Percussion Faculty: Jason Haaheim

Percussion Faculty: Jason Haaheim

Jason HaaheimJason Haaheim was appointed as a principal timpanist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2013. In addition to performances at New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Mr. Haaheim can be seen and heard performing with the Met Orchestra on television, international radio, and Live in HD movie theater broadcasts. Guest principal timpanist engagements have included the Seoul Philharmonic, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Symphony. A sought-after clinician, Mr. Haaheim gives masterclasses nationally and internationally, and is an adjunct faculty member at NYU. Prior to the Met, Mr. Haaheim was principal timpanist of the Southwest Michigan Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Influential teachers have included John Tafoya and Dean Borghesani. Mr. Haaheim holds a bachelor of arts degree with a double major in honors-music-performance and physics from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN); he also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from UC-Santa Barbara.

For more information on studying with Professor Haaheim, please visit the NYU Timpani Guild page.