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Fine Arts Center, Suite E, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Jonathan Amon

  • Artist/Teacher in Classical Saxophone
  • Department of Music
  • Phone: 401.874.2431
  • Email: jamon@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: Department of Music
    Fine Arts Center
    105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

Saxophonist Jonathan Amon is active as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator. An advocate for contemporary music, he is particularly interested in French and American contemporary saxophone repertoire, and confluences of classical and popular music. He has participated in commissions and premieres of works by Harold Shapero, Robert Lemay, Shih­Hui Chen, Roscoe Mitchell, and many others. He has performed several times at meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance and the World Saxophone Congress.

In addition to his work as a saxophonist, he is experienced in teaching music history at the university level and also teaches at Bridgewater State University and Bunker Hill Community College. He is also dedicated to teaching young musicians, serving on the faculties of the Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord and The Fenn School in Concord, MA, and he is an adjudicator for the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association.

Amon earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in woodwind performance at Boston University and a Master of Music in saxophone performance at the New England Conservatory, both under the tutelage of Ken Radnofsky. His other teachers include Jean­Michel Goury at the Conservatoire a Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne­ Billancourt in France, and Matthew Sintchak at the University of Wisconsin­Whitewater.

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston University
  • Master of Music, New England Conservatory
  • Cycle III Saxophone Studies, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne­Billancourt
  • Bachelor of Music Education, University of Wisconsin­-Whitewater

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