Staff Accompanist - Milwaukee Youth Chorale
B.S, Secondary Vocal Music Education - Piano Emphasis, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
From Racine WI, Jason Meissner graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 2000 where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Vocal Music Education with piano emphasis. Mr. Meissner is presently in his 15th year as Director of Music at Our Saviors Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Oconomowoc WI, where he serves as Worship Coordinator, Organist, Pianist, Praise Band Director and Bell Choir Director. Mr. Meissner recently completed his 15th year of teaching, and 13th year as Vocal Music Director at Wauwatosa West High School and at Whitman Middle School in Wauwatosa WI, (2003-2016)
Mr. Meissner has served as accompanist for all state choirs for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, Wisconsin School Music Association(WSMA) and is frequently requested as accompanist across the State of Wisconsin to accompany for soloists, instrumentalists, choral ensembles and musical theatre venues. Mr Meissner's past performing experiences include membership in the Kids From Wisconsin of 1991, WSMA's first All State Vocal Jazz ensemble of 1991, and the WSMA mixed honors choir of 1990. Mr. Meissner has performed in barbershop quartet competitions while working under the direction of staff at the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America,(SPEBSQUA) and was one of the top 6 finalists in the international barbershop quartet competition of 1994 in Montreal, Canada. He has been involved in musical theatre productions as a cast member in the 1940's Radio Hour Show, GODSPELL, GREASE, INTO THE WOODS, FOREVER PLAID, and was a cast member and music director for "The 4 Guys", and appointed as music director and pit pianist/co-conductor in high school productions such as: A CHORUS LINE, OKLAHOMA, BYE BYE BIRDIE, WEST SIDE STORY, GUYS AND DOLLS, CABARET, PIPPIN, ANNIE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FOOTLOOSE, ANYTHING GOES, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, CATS, INTO THE WOODS, JEKYLL AND HYDE, and LES MISERABLE.
Mr. Meissner recently received the "Outstanding Church Musician Award in 2015" from the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association.
Mr. Meissner is both enthusiastic and humbled to be part of the staff of Milwaukee Children’s Choir.