Chasing the Chords is Brian Jump’s blog and podcast covering music history, technology, and education.
Jump is a guitarist, teacher, and audio engineer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Guitar Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Music Technology from Duquesne University.
Jump is the Assistant Professor of Commercial Music and Technology at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where he is developing new programs focused on sound engineering, concert production, and entrepreneurship.
From 2010 to 2019, Jump was an adjunct instructor of music at Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, he taught music technology, music history, and music theory while helping the college develop a degree in Music Technology.
In addition to teaching, Jump performs regularly on guitar and vocals. He specializes in pop music but has experience with nearly every style, including jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, and classical.
From 2008 to 2019, Jump maintained a residency at Oliver Twist—a bar in the heart of Pittsburgh’s cultural district—as part of an acoustic duo specializing in commercial music.