About

Chasing the Chords is Brian Jump’s blog and podcast.

Brian 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.

In January of 2020, Jump became the Assistant Professor of Commercial Music and Technology at Central State University. He is currently developing a new program for the music department 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, history, and theory while helping the college develop an associate degree in music technology.

In addition to teaching, Jump performs regularly on guitar. He specializes in pop guitar but has experience with nearly every style, including jazz, R & B, funk, and classical.

From 2008 to 2019, Jump maintained a residency at a bar called Oliver Twist in Pittsburgh’s cultural district as part of an outfit called The Vagrants, who Robert Hertweck from the Clarks called “Pittsburgh’s premiere acoustic duo.”

Jump performing on guitar for a musical called Alice in Wonderland

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