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Jonathan Wong

Jonathan Wong

Biography

Jonathan Wong is a Toronto-based conductor, clarinettist, keyboardist, singer, and educator. His wide-ranging work in concert, opera, and musical theatre contexts is tied together by a love for music’s communicative power and its ability to build communities in an inimitable way. Mostly recently, he was MD/Keys 1 for the St. Michael’s College Troubadours’ February 2020 production of Guys & Dolls at Hart House Theatre (Toronto).

As a conductor, he is Artistic Director of Ruckus: The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Alumni & Community Choir and Assistant Conductor of the University of Toronto Campus Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a frequent participant in conducting symposia and fellowships across North America. He previously served as Artistic Director and Assistant Conductor of the Toronto Lyric Opera Centre, creating productions of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Handel’s Semele that featured undergraduate students at the University of Toronto performing alongside professionals.

Jonathan’s keyboard playing encompasses both modern and historical instruments. Beyond regular solo work, he particularly enjoys collaborative and continuo playing. He has studied harpsichord and organ with Charlotte Nediger, Kevin Komisaruk, and Olivier Fortin.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours (music education, clarinet) and an Advanced Certificate in Performance, Early Music (harpsichord) from the University of Toronto.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • Canada

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Voice teacher with roster of private students
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
  • Other

My Primary Instrument

  • keyboards

My Instruments

  • Clarinet
  • Harpsichord
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Voice
  • Other
  • recorder

Software

  • Finale
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius
  • Other

Pronouns

  • He/Him