As a Composer, Music Theorist, and Mult-Instrumentalist, Jonathan "Jon" has a love for a variety of instruments and musical genres. He's currently earning his Master of Arts in Music Composition Summa Cum Laude from the world renown University of North Texas. He also has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition and Theory from from Appalachian State University. He also enjoyed studying Irish Traditional Music Studies through the University College at Cork. As a UNT Lab Student, he tutored students in music theory, composition, aural skills, and music history, and facilitated group exam review activitieswith students. As a Music Ministry Intern at Alliance Bible Fellowship, he assisted in the production of weekly worship services, including live sound engineering, audio recording and editing,transcription/arranging, and music performance. His other accomplishments include: Student Director - ASU Irish Ensemble (2018 - 2020), Composition Area Representative for Dean’s Student Advisory Council (2017 - 2018), & Music Composition & Performance Coordinator at High Country Herbarium Art Exhibition (2018). With a heart for teaching, Jonathan is an attentive listener with flexible Instrument Proficiencies in Piano, 16 yearsMandolin (incl. tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki), 6 yearsGuitar, 5 yearsViola, ,2 yearsOther: bass guitar, tin whistle, ocarina, bodhran, ukulele, horn, upright bass, harmonica, Irish flute, fiddle. His Performing Ensemble Experience include: the UNT Baroque Orchestra, Worship Music, ASU Collegium Musicum, ASU Irish Ensemble, Collaborative Pianist 2017, 2019, ASU Jazz Ensemble II, Miranda Stone’s Recital Combo, ASU Concert Band, Appalachian Chorale. We are ecstatic to have Jonathan on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!