Jonathan Caison

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Academic Advisor
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Room 202, Broyhill Music Center
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  • Master of Science, Academic Advising, Kansas State University, 2015
  • Master of Music, Jazz Studies, East Carolina University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Music Performance, Trumpet, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1997

Jonathan Caison, M.M., M.S., was appointed as the inaugural full-time professional Academic Advisor at The Hayes School of Music in November 2018.  His role encompasses various responsibilities, including overseeing the School of Music's advising program, providing guidance to a designated group of undergraduates, transfer advising, managing the advising website, conducting faculty advisor training, graduation audits, advising students pursuing music minors, and acting as a referral resource for faculty advisors.  Mr. Caison is an active member of the App State Undergraduate Advising Council.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Caison served as an Academic Advisor for the Department of Music at Oregon State University.  Throughout his career in higher education, he has held positions such as Adjunct Professor of Jazz Trumpet at East Carolina University and Admissions Representative for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division.

Mr. Caison is an active member of the National Academic Advising Association, reflecting his dedication to the field.  He possesses a keen interest in proactive and appreciative advising, aiming to foster positive and supportive relationships with students.

During his leisure time, Mr. Caison enjoys exploring the scenic landscapes of western North Carolina, indulging in reading and drawing, watching live video streams of rescue kittens on YouTube, and spending countless hours relaxing on the couch, accompanied by his feline companion.