Jason Knopke - Assistant Director
Jason Knopke completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from USC in December of 2003. He studied tuba with Jim Self and the late Tommy Johnson, studied pedagogy with the late Dr. Karl Swearingen as well as Dr. John Whitener, and finally studied under and was mentored by both Tony Fox and Dr. Arthur C. Bartner in the areas of band directing. Since that time, he has engaged in over 15 years of successful K12 teaching as a band director, beginning at Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District and currently establishing his roots in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
In 2014, he completed his Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership and also earned a Tier 1 Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from National University. He currently balances 4 Beginning Bands, 1 Advanced Band, and 2 competitive Drumlines at Peary Middle School with his family and their home based businesses.