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Senior Airman Jeffrey Wasik

Airman First Class (A1C) Jeffrey Wasik is a bassoonist with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA. Originally from California’s East Bay, Wasik’s Air Force Career began in 2021.

Airman First Class Wasik began playing the bassoon at Las Positas College where he was a student of Jim Bernhart. A1C Wasik then went on to earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Bassoon Performance with Michele Grego at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Long Beach State, and then studied with Shawn Mouser at the University of Southern California. Wasik also studied with Judith LeClair at Hidden Valley Music Seminars and Patricia Kindel.

An active educator and freelancer, Wasik served as bassoon faculty and chamber music coach at Las Positas College, Long Beach City College, East Whittier Middle School, Idyllwild Arts, and The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. He has performed with ensembles in Southern California region including the Santa Monica Symphony, American Youth Symphony, LA Sinfonietta and as a soloist with the Bob Cole Conservatory’s Wind Symphony and Collegium Musicum ensemble.

2017 Bachelor’s in music performance, Long Beach State, Long Beach
2019 Master’s in music performance, Long Beach State, Long Beach
2021 Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California

1. Aug 2021 - present, Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
National Service Defense Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon

Airman 1stClass 26 Aug 2021

(Current as of March 2022)