Jason Uyeyama

Guest Musician

Jason Uyeyama is Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin and chamber music. He is also founder and director of the Orange County String Studio, located in Irvine, CA. He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki. Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist. He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

Students of Mr. Uyeyama have been accepted to The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, The Colburn School of Performing Arts, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the Mannes School of Music. His students have also been accepted to numerous summer festivals including Aspen, Music Academy of the West, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Montecito International Summer Music Festival.

An advocate of community outreach, Mr. Uyeyama has been Music Director of Community Kids Connection in San Bernardino, CA since 2008. Through this program, he has given free violin lessons to underserved children and performances for local hospitals and charity events.