The People of JEN: Caleb Chapman
At a young age, Caleb has already left a permanent mark on the music industry. His vision and accomplishments have marked him as a rising star, both domestically and now internationally. As the President of Caleb Chapman Music, Caleb directs over 100 of Utah's most talented young musicians in six elite ensembles, including the award-winning Crescent Super Band.Previous to his current position, Caleb founded The Music School in 1999 and architected an innovative approach to music education which proved to produce many of the nation's most desirable young musicians. He also designed and authored what became the proprietary curriculum system utilized by the school. In 2006 he gained the attention of the renowned Juilliard School, which led to the conservatory's affiliation with The Music School, making the school the only one in the country to have this designation. He also established unique relationships with the prestigious Berklee College of Music and most of Utah's top music organizations, including Keith Lockhart and the Utah Symphony, and the Gina Bachauer Foundation. Caleb's efforts in music have also earned three declarations from Utah former Governor, John Huntsman, Jr. He was named to the "Fab 50" List for 2010 by Utah Valley Magazine. In 2007 he was honored as the inaugural inductee into the Horne School of Music Hall of Fame and received the "Superior Accomplishment in Music Award" from the Utah Music Educators Association. He is the 2006 recipient of the KUER FM90 "Voice of Jazz Award". Caleb is a Board Member of Jazz Education Network (JEN), as well as the past president of the Utah unit of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and an Education Expert on the organization's international resource team. Additionally, Mr. Chapman serves on the Executive Board of JazzSLC, presenters of the Salt Lake City Jazz at the Sheraton Series. Caleb is a featured clinician and sponsored performer for Yamaha Saxophones and Rico Reeds.