Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Part Time Faculty - Music Instructor

LBCC Music Department

Teach Individual Voice Lessons,  and at various occurrences: MUS 108 (Music Cultures of the World), MUS 161 (Music Appreciation), MUS 105 (Intro to Rock), Men's Choir.  Includes preparing lecture materials, lecturing, assessing, sitting office hours, etc.

2002 - Present

Founder and Director, Primary Arranger

Rezonate, an award-winning a cappella ensemble

Write arrangements, prepare vocals, assist with business and promotion as well as securing performance opportunities.

2009 - Present

Adjudicator

District XI Oregon Music Education Association

Adjudicate and serve as clinician at various middle and high school choral and a cappella festivals.

2014

Composer - Original Music

WAHS Drama

Compose original music for the WAHS Drama department's production of The Yellow Boat.

2011

Vocal Director

WAHS Drama - Fiddler on the Roof

Prepare cast vocals by rehearsing the chorus and working with leads on an individual basis.

2001 - 2007

Director/Conductor

Oregon Children's Choir

Direct three elite high school aged vocal ensembles/choirs, including rehearsals, concerts, tours, and television appearances.  

2003

Adjunct Faculty

University of Oregon Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Teach class; run rehearsals, assess and grade, schedule performances and recording sessions, take the class to Jazz Music Festivals to participate and compete.

2000 - 2002

Graduate Teaching Fellow

University of Oregon Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Teach class; run rehearsals, assess and grade, schedule performances and recording sessions, take the class to Jazz Music Festivals to participate and compete.

1999

Vocal Director

Flagstaff Light Opera Company

Prepare chorus and leads for production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

1998 - 2000

Founder and Director, primary arranger

1st Inversion, an a cappella group,

Direct an a cappella group comprised of students from the music department at Northern Arizona University.

1993 - 1996

Tenor

New York Swing Exchange

Sing various jazz standards in a semi-professional, 8 part, a cappella jazz ensemble.

1993 - 1995

Director

SUNY Fredonia School of Music Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Run rehearsals, schedule performances and recording sessions, take the group to Jazz Music Festivals to participate and compete.

Education

Education
2004

M.Mus.

University of Oregon

Choral Conducting

1996

B.A.

State University of New York College at Fredonia

Voice

Performing Experience


Choral:

One year with the University of Oregon University Singers.

Two years with the University of Oregon Chamber Singers.

Six years with the SUNY Fredonia Chamber Singers.

Two Years with the SUNY Fredonia Festival Chorus (major works.)

One year with The Gentlemen of Evensong (countertenor.)

Various madrigal ensembles.

Two choral tours of Great Britain, including performances with the Barrie Male Voice Choir and Scottish National Radio.

Various Opera and Opera scenes choruses, lighting, stage work.

Popular:

13 years as Director, singer, arranger, founder of the award-winning a cappella group, Rezonate.

Three years as Director, singer, arranger, founder of the a cappella group, 1st Inversion.

Three years with the New York Swing Exchange; an 8-part, semi-professional, a cappella jazz ensemble.

Four years with the Fredonia Vocal Jazz (two as director)

Two years with Exit 52 - rock band. Guitars/vocals/keyboards/arranging

Other Major Roles in Student and Dinner Theater Productions:

West Side Story - Tony

Grease - Kenicki

My Fair Lady - Freddie, Zoltan, Jamie

Annie Get Your Gun - Charlie

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Judah

Composing and Arranging Highlights

Over 50 popular songs for various a cappella groups

Autmn Leaves. TTTBBB Jazz arrangment

Stormy weather. Choral Jazz arrangement commissioned by the Portland Gay Men's Chorus

April in Paris. Choral Jazz arrangement commissioned by the Portland Gay Men's Chorus

Sacred Window. TTBB

Dona Nobis Pacem. TTBB original composition

Landscapes: SSAATTBB Choral. 5 Movements. Text by TS Eliot

Island: TTTBBB. Words & music by Jason T Caffarella

For The Beauty of the Earth. TTTBBB arrangement of the hymn

The Star Spangled Banner. TTBB/SATB choral and doo-wop arrangements

Honors and Awards

2013 - LBCC Outstanding Part Time Faculty

With Rezonate:

Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals

2009 - 3rd place
Best Original Arrangement - Jason Caffarella

Pacific NW Regionals:

2014 - Returning Champions

2013 - 1st Place
Audience Favorite
Best Original Song - Jason Caffarella

2012 - 3rd place

2011 - 2nd place

2010 - Returning Champions

2009 - 1st Place
Audience Favorite
Best Original Arrangement - Chris Dobson

2008 - 3rd Place
Best Original Arrangement - Jason Caffarella

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