Mr. Kasey Wasson
- M.M in Cello Performance with String Pedagogy Emphasis
- B.M.E with Instrumental Emphasis
Mr. Wasson is a string teacher, orchestra director, and cellist. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a masters degree in cello performance and taught string pedagogy courses as part of his assistantship. He received his bachelors degree in music education with an emphasis in instrumental music from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO.
Currently, Mr. Wasson teaches 4 different levels of orchestra from second year students through high school in the school in Indiana. He continually pushes himself to learn new techniques combined with technology to further help orchestra students both in person and virtually. With large numbers of students comes the effort to polish skills in parent communication, developing deeper knowledge of grade level appropriate literature, and incorporating new pedagogical techniques into instruction.
Prior to working in Indiana, he was solely responsible for an entire string program from beginning strings to advanced high school orchestra in Alabama, and concurrently served as an adjunct cello professor and Principal Cellist of the Shoals Symphony at the University of Northern Alabama.
During his studies in Wisconsin, Mr. Wasson conducted two string orchestras and coached chamber music ensembles to non-music majors. He also taught classes in cello and bass pedagogy to music education majors. Mr. Wasson studied cello with Parry Karp, gaining much insight about being a great human being, never letting a single mistake get away from you during practice, and choosing your daily battles. He performed as co-principal cellist of the UW Symphony Orchestra, performed in a piano quartet, and regularly participated in masterclasses leading up to his Masters Recital.
His devotion to music and music education along with the enjoyment of creating and using ideas is rewarding to not only himself, but to those who work with him to create and learn about music.