Jason Dovel to Ionian University
Jason Dovel was appointed Visiting Professor of Trumpet at Ionian University (IU) in Corfu, Greece, for the Autumn 2021 Term. Established in 1824, Ionian Academy, the precursor to IU, was the first Greek academic institution established in modern times.
Ionian University Trumpet Studio Class [L-to-R: Jason Dovel, Kostis Papamitsakis, Nickos Ninos, Fotini Stav, Μαρία (Maria) Καραγιάννη, Eliza Cheimariou, Ραφαήλ (Rafael) Μελισσάρης, Prodromos Vourliotis and Xristina Livana]
At IU, Dovel taught applied trumpet lessons to the university's trumpet students, led weekly studio classes, and also served as a guest lecturer in music composition courses. He worked with IU's composition faculty and students on compositional techniques for trumpet and other brass instruments.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 7:30pm, Dovel played a faculty trumpet recital at Ionian University's historic Ceremonial Hall. The hall had been previously closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dovel's recital was the first live concert on campus in 18 months.
Jason Dovel with students following recital in the Ionian Academy Ceremonial Hall
Greek Students Prodromos Vourliotis and Xristina Livana perform during IU studio class
In order to teach at IU, Dovel was granted sabbatical leave from his regular faculty position at the University of Kentucky (UK). Jason Dovel has taught at UK since 2013, where he continues to serve as associate professor of trumpet as well as Director of the UK Summer Trumpet Institute. An active member of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG), Dovel is a member of ITG's Board of Directors. (Source: Ionian University)