Jason Olson, Music Faculty

Jason Olson


Instructor of Music

Contact Information

Office: Frasier 250
Email: Jason.Olson@unco.edu
Phone Number: (970) 351-2352


A native of Colorado, guitarist Jason Olson has been studying and performing since 1989.

Expanding upon a background in Rock and Jazz, Jason graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Classical Guitar in 2000, and a Master of Music (MM) in 2005.

At UNC, Jason studied with Stephen Waechter and Jonathan Leathwood. He also performed in master classes with artists such as Evangelos and Lisa, Antigoni Goni, Fabio Zanon, Judicael Perroy, Jason Vieaux, Nikita Koshkin, and Denis Azabagic.

As a classical guitarist, Jason performs both as a soloist and with a classical guitar trio that includes Steve Waechter and Jim Bosse. The trio has recorded the CD The Angel of Shavano, which features the compositions of Jim Bosse, and currently performs the music throughout Colorado.

Classical Guitar Video Tutorial

Matteo Carcassi's - Etude N° 3 in A, Op.60

UNC classical guitar instructor Jason Olson offers a video lesson on how to add musical interest when playing Matteo Carcassi's - Etude N° 3 in A, Op.60 by breaking down the piece into parts, or voices.

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