Lecturer in Composition
D.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
B.M., Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
Jonathan Sokol has been recognized with an invitation to the Millay Colony For the Arts (2013); as a programmed composer on the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival (2012); as a finalist in the 2013 MATA Festival competition (2012); with an invitation to the SANDWICH artist residency program in Kyoto, Japan (2012); with an Honorable Mention in the 32nd annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize (2012); has been named a recipient of an ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2010) and an ASCAPlus Award (2010-12); has won the 2nd annual MAYO Composition Contest (2010); has won the Indiana University Kuttner String Quartet composition competition (2007); has received a Susan and Ford Schumann Scholarship for the Aspen Music Festival and School (2007); and was the winner of the 8th annual NEC/BMOP ConNECtion competition (2005).
His music has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Bloomington and Kokomo Symphony Orchestras, and the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, as well as read by members of the Cleveland Orchestra. He has received international performances in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Brazil, and commissions from Holographic, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Zzyzx Saxophone Quartet, and the Baldwin-Wallace University Men's Chorus among others.
Sokol received his Doctorate in music composition at Indiana University's Jacobs School of music, where he was a doctoral fellow and Associate Instructor. He holds a Masters degree in composition from New England Conservatory and graduated with Honors and Distinction in Performance. His Bachelors was completed at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers were Claude Baker, Loris Chobanian, Michael Gandolfi, P.Q. Phan, and Sven-David Sandström. Additionally, he has studied with Sydney Hodkinson at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
He is currently adjunct faculty in Baldwin Wallace's composition department, and he teaches composition and piano through the University's Conservatory Outreach Department. He is also faculty at the Brevard Music Center. And he has served as adjunct faculty in the Music Program at Defiance College.