- Bloomington, IN
Jonathan believes that the fields of music and math are closely related and therefore found it very natural to switch tracks from aspiring to become a mathematics professor to dreaming about being a composer. He’ll begin composition studies at the Jacobs School of Music and is thrilled to connect and collaborate with its excellent musicians, both students and faculty. He is most looking forward to joining the new music scene as both a creator and a consumer. Jonathan’s favorite historical era is New York in the 50s and 60s when the arts and music were in a lively period of flux and experimentation. He’d relish an opportunity to meet Pierre Boulez, the French composer, conductor, and critic, in order to have a spirited conversation about contemporary music and the creative process. As far as he knows, Jonathan still holds the record at his elementary school for longest hula hoop, clocking in at an impressive 3 hours! Keep an eye on his wardrobe to see if you can spot his trademark outfit of a Coca-Cola shirt paired with Pepsi socks. In retirement, he’ll cultivate a large bonsai garden. Jonathan would like to thank his teachers and parents for their wisdom and tireless support, and his friends for the joy they’ve shared with him. He is the eighteenth Scholar from Bloomington North and will hold the Ray Retterer and William Rhodes #1 scholarships.