Growing up in an Air Force family that lived in many different places, Avious Jackson found one constant — music. His love of music began when he joined his church and school choirs as a young boy and continues as a veteran teacher in his ninth year at Mason High School. Avious conducts the Symphonic Band, assists with all concert bands, directs jazz ensembles, and serves as brass co-caption head for the marching band. Ensembles under his direction have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and Severance Hall in Cleveland.
Avious began his teaching career in 2004 by returning to his alma mater, Stebbins High School, where he served as chairperson of the district’s music department, Director of Bands, and Director of Orchestras. After four fantastic years, Avious moved to Mason, OH where he previously student taught to continue his passion for teaching music.
Avious holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Miami University in 2004. He performed with the wind ensemble, jazz band, marching band, trumpet ensemble, and brass choir. He received his master’s degree in music education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois, and is a member of Music Educators National Conference, Ohio Music Education Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.