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Jonathan Russ

Jonathan Russ is dedicated to exploring the space between contemporary classical music, indie rock, and musical theater. Jonathan was recently featured in a portrait concert by the American Chamber Ensemble, with whom he is currently Composer-In-Residence. He has worked with the Ludovico Ensemble, Quartetto Apeiron, and members of the JACK Quartet and International Contemporary Ensemble, as well as clarinetist Stanley Drucker, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie, and pianists Amir Khosrowpour and Marilyn Lehman. Jonathan has participated in the New Music On The Point Festival, Cortona Sessions, soundSCAPE Festival, and highSCORE Festival.

He is the 2014 winner of the MA-ASTA Composition Competition and a winner of the Boston Conservatory Choral Composers' Competition.

A Long Island native, Jonathan holds a BA from Brown University in music and international relations and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in musical theater writing. He has studied composition with Dalit Warshaw and Andy Vores and has had lessons with Christopher Theofanidis, Dmitri Tymoczko, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Marcela Pavia, Gabriela Lena Frank, Forrest Pierce, and Chester Biscardi.

Jonathan is currently studying with Curtis Hughes at The Boston Conservatory, where he is pursuing a master’s in composition.

Works included on programs sung by Gregory Wiest:
Songs of Traveling
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