Get to know Jason Flaks
Youth conductor gets Yale’s national acclaim
GENEVA – Jason Flaks is finishing his 15th year as band director at Geneva Middle School North, the associate conductor of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the EYSO Brass Choir. He performs throughout the Chicago area as a freelance trumpet player.
This year, he’s being recognized by the Yale School of Music, which has named him one of 50 Distinguished Music Educators in the country. In June, Flaks will attend the 2013 Yale Symposium on Music in Schools, to accept the award and meet with other music educators. After the recent Spring Jazz Concert at Geneva Middle School North, Flaks answered a few questions of Republican contributor Paul Sullivan.
Paul Sullivan: The Yale award, how did that happen?
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