A member of the percussion section of the LCSO. Jared is formerly the band director of Rensselaer Middle and High Schools. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University and is an endorsing artist with Artifact Percussion and Soultone Cymbals. Jared’s duties as Education Manager include all aspects of organizing the Drayton Family Education Concerts, coordinating the Student Apprentice Program, serving as the LCSO’s liaison with Drew’s Gift of Music, organizing the small ensemble offerings of the LCSO, serving as the coordinator for the newly created Steck Family Music Education Fund as well as keeping in contact with all of the music educators in the region about opportunities and events with the LCSO. Outside of music, Jared enjoys cooking, hiking, and going to antique/thrift stores with his wife, Caitlyn.