Mr. Bell is an active violinist, chamber musician, and pedagogue in the Pacific Northwest. He owns the Spokane Violin Studio in Spokane, WA. He has been a member of the Spokane Symphony since 2002 and has been Principal Second Violin, Associate Concertmaster, and Section Violin. He also plays on occasion with the Seattle Symphony and the String Orchestra of the Rockies. Jason is originally from LaCrosse, WI, and began playing at the age of 4. He has studied violin with Dorothy DeLay, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Piotr Milewski, Doris Preucil, and Margaret Baldridge. He attended college at the University of Montana, Missoula and the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Mr. Bell has taught and performed violin from coast to coast. He has been an adjudicator for MTNA Music Festivals, both for state and divisional rounds. He has been a proud faculty member of the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina, where he was once enrolled as a student. He joined the Gonzaga Music Department in 2015. Jason is also a certified motorcycle safety instructor and teaches safety classes during the summer months.