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Jonathan currently teaches at Monmouth University in their Music and Theatre Arts Department.

Music Courses include: Ear Training I and II, Blues to Rap, Roots, Rock, Reggae,

American Music Traditions, Independent Study, and Music Appreciation.

Jonathan is currently earning his PhD in Music Education at NYU’s Steinhardt School. He also holds a Master’s of Music in Composition/Arranging; and a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Performance on trombone and electric/upright bass from William Paterson University. There he had the opportunity to study with:

John Mosca-Trombone

Steve LaSpina and Marcus McLaurene-Bass

Cecil Bridgewater, Rich DeRosa, Jim McNeely, and Bill Mobley-Composition/Arranging

Education Publications

-Visions of Research in Music Education-In Press (2020)

-The Outlook (Monmouth University Student Newspaper)-(2020)

-The Outlook (Monmouth University Student Newspaper)-(2015)

Conference Presentations

Association for Popular Music Education at New York University, New York, NY, June 2019

Presenter: “Composing Your Meaning through Hip-Hop and its Role in Education”

Visions of Research in Music Education at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, May 2019

Presenter: “Composing Your Meaning”