Jonathon earned his Bachelors of Music Education with concentrations in Piano, Voice, and Choral Conducting at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, Jonathon moved to KC to begin a Masters in Music Theory at the UMKC Conservatory. While in KC, Jonathon studied voice with Dale Morehouse (UMKC) and began the study of organ with Sharon Hettinger (former organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal). Jonathon is currently writing his Masters Thesis which explores the tonal, motivic, thematic, and formal constructs within Richard Strauss’ tone poem, Also sprach Zarathustra, in the context of Modernism at the turn of the 20th Century.
Jonathon composed One Community for Rev. Shanna’s installation.