Phone: (309)827-0086, ext. 1923


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Millikin University Master of Science in Education, Eastern Illinois University Additional Coursework and Training: Vandercook College of Music, Suzuki Association of the Americas Google Certified Educator Level 1

Mr. Jason Zimmerman


Mr. Zimmerman is currently in his fifth year teaching in the music department of Bloomington Junior High School, where he directs the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade orchestra classes, while assisting with the beginning fifth grade orchestra class. Mr. Zimmerman also teaches the sixth grade the sixth grade Arts for Life music classes, having adapted and implemented the World Music Drumming curriculum in the fall of 2017, after completing training through Vandercook College of Music. Prior to teaching in District 87, Mr. Zimmerman served as a K-12 Suzuki strings and orchestra teacher in Decatur Public Schools (IL).

Mr. Zimmerman's primary instrument is the cello, and has performed with central Illinois area orchestras. Outside of school, Mr. Zimmerman enjoys running, cooking, and traveling, and he resides in Bloomington with his wife and three children.



  • During remote learning, orchestra classes meet every day!

    World Music Drumming meets on alternating A/B days, according to the student's schedule.


    Synchronous Remote Learning Schedule:

    8:15-9:00   7th Grade Orchestra

    11:40-12:30   World Music Drumming (A/B)

    1:00-1:45   8th Grade Orchestra

    1:55-2:40   6th Grade Orchestra


    Office Hours: 7:45-8:00; 10:30-11:40