Jered earned a Masters in Music from Washington State University in 2013 with emphases in composition and piano performance. He continues to serve at WSU as a collaborative pianist for students, faculty, and visiting professional artists. He has also accompanied extensively for music festivals, adjudications, concerts, and competitions. While enrolled at WSU, Jered also played orchestral piano for the WSU and Washington-Idaho Symphonies.
A resident of Pullman, Washington since 2011, Jered owns and operates his own music studio, offering instruction in piano, composition, improvisation, and music theory. He welcomes students of all ages and abilities, and has also successfully instructed children with disabilities and behavioral disorders.
Jered has served as the incumbent organist and minister of music for the Pullman Presbyterian Church since 2015. He has also performed organ works on a regular basis for church services, weddings, and funerals since his appointment at PPC.
An avid composer, Jered has written for piano, voice, solo instrumental, small chamber, and wind ensemble. He is currently setting to music the Bible texts foundational to all the major Protestant doctrines. These Scripture songs are intended for devotional, instructional, and missionary application. Jered also offers a number of Christian piano instrumental albums, and has toured the Pacific Northwest with performances of these compositions.
Jered has also engraved a significant number of works for clients, arranged choral music for church choir, and played for civic events in the Palouse area. He believes that music is both an act of service to others and a sublime way to give homage to the Lord Jesus.