Dr. Jason Rinehart

Dr. Jason Rinehart

Associate Professor of Music
Director of Athletic Bands, Associate Director of Bands, University Orchestra, Horn, Instrumental Conducting, Music Education


  • Bachelor of Music Education
    Texas Tech University

  • Master of Music
    Southern Methodist University

  • D.M.A in Conducting
    University of Missouri-Kansas City


Dr. Jason Rinehart was appointed to the faculty of the University of South Alabama in 2016 as Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands. He directs the 250-member Jaguar Marching Band, the Jag Band and oversees the USA Jaguar Winterguard. Dr. Rinehart directs the USA Symphony Band, USA Orchestra, and is the Music Director for the USA Opera program. Dr. Rinehart was appointed Conductor of the Baldwin Pops in July 2017.

From 2007-2016, Rinehart served as Assistant Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, and Director of Orchestras at the University of Louisiana, Monore. At ULM he directed the Sound of Today marching band, the Technical Fowls basketball pep band, the Symphonic Band and guest conducted the Wind Ensemble. Prior to his appointment at ULM, Rinehart taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music, Benedictine College, and St. Louis Community College.

Jason received his Doctorate in Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also holds degrees from Texas Tech University (Bachelor of Music Education) and Southern Methodist University (Master in Conducting). In addition, Dr. Rinehart studied conducting with David Effron and Gunther Schuller at the Brevard Music Center. In 2013, Dr. Rinehart was a Finalist for the American Prize in Conducting.

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