EDUCATIONUniversity of California Santa Barbara / Doctor of Musical ArtsSeptember 2010 - March 2014, Santa Barbara, CA. Dissertation entitled “The Double Life of Miklos Rozsa’s Viola Concerto: An Arrangement for Solo Viola and Chamber Ensemble.” Studied with Helen Callus.
Cleveland Institute of Music / Master of MusicAugust 2006 - May 2008, Cleveland, OH. Studied with Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey. Chamber Music with the Cavani String Quartet, Peter Salaff, and William Preucil.
Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University / Bachelor of MusicAugust 2002 - May 2006, Baltimore, MD. Studied with Victoria Chiang and Richard Field. Chamber Music with the Peabody Trio, Maria Lambros, Michael Kannen, Amit Peled, John Shirley-Quirk, and Herbert Greenberg.
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (select)Single: Elegy II by Nick Norton / Aerocade MusicLive recording on Norton’s Elegy II for solo viola recorded in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, released on Aerocade Music label, January 31, 2017. All proceeds are being donated to the ACLU.
Album: My Hope is Arisen / Viola Soloist2015 Release, Santa Barbara, CA. Soloist with the Choir of St. Barbara Parish, directed by Roy Spicer. Performing the Good Friday Anthems for Solo Viola and Choir by Russell Schulz-Widmar.
Album: Made in California / Viola2013 Release, Los Angeles, CA. Now Hear Ensemble’s Exciting debut album of 11 new musical works by contemporary Californian composers. Available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.
Album: Lament Amid Silence / Viola Ensemble2012 Release (MSR Classics), Santa Barbara, CA. Music by composer Joel Feigin, performed by Helen Callus and the UCSB Viola Ensemble.
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCENow Hear Ensemble / Executive DirectorJanuary 2018 - Present, Santa Barbara, CA. Management of administrative duties in our first year as a 501(c)3 organization.
Ensemble Theatre Company / Administrative AssociateJanuary 2017 - October 2017, Santa Barbara, CA. Administrative assistant to the Artistic Director, Managing Director, General Manager, and Community Development Manager.
Russell Reynolds Associates / Executive AssistantJune 2015 - December 2016, Santa Barbara, CA. Executive Assistant to Ilene H. Nagel, Ph.D., MLS - Managing Director and Co-Leader of the Higher Education Practice, recruiting presidents, provosts, chancellors, executive vice chancellors, deans, and chairs of AAU Universities and senior executive leadership of top-tier academic medical institutions.
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra / Director of Artistic OperationsSeptember 2010 - June 2012, Santa Barbara, CA. Music Librarian, website management, education, and concert production
TEACHING EXPERIENCE (select)Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Music Department / Lecturer in Viola PerformanceSeptember 2017 - June 2018, San Luis Obispo, CA. Lecturer for all viola majors and minors.
Cleveland Institute of Music / Preparatory and Continuing Education Department Violin and Viola FacultyJuly 2008 - August 2009, Cleveland, OH. Violin and Viola lessons for all ages and ability levels, with an emphasis in beginning and you/adult age groups.
SECONDARY LANGUAGESpanish / Conversational Fluency
SOFTWARE/SOCIAL MEDIATessitura Network / Ensemble Theatre CompanyJanuary 2017 - October 2018, Santa Barbara, CA. Operational knowledge of Tessitura Network database software as an Administrative Associate.
Beacon / Russell Reynolds AssociatesJune 2015 - Present, Santa Barbara, CA. Operational knowledge of proprietary database software as an Executive Assistant and proxy for Managing Director for searches in higher education and academic medicine.
Adobe Creative Suite 6 / Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat ProJanuary 2013 - Present, Santa Barbara, CA. Operational knowledge for basic graphic design needs. Personal photo editing.
Sibelius 7 / Music NotationSeptember 2013 - Present, Santa Barbara, CA. Operational knowledge for music notation and composition.
Microsoft Office Suite / Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerpointSeptember 2013 - Present, Santa Barbara, CA. Operational knowledge.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram / Content ManagementManagement of professional pages, profiles, and channels for the Now Hear Ensemble, and for self.
WEBSITE MANAGEMENTSquarespace / Content ManagementJanuary 2015 - Present, Santa Barbara, CA. Operational knowledge for jonathanmorganmusic.com and nowhearensemble.com.
WordPress / Content ManagementSeptember 2013 - September 2015, Santa Barbara, CA. Operational knowledge for jonathanmorganmusic.com and nowhearensemble.com.
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