While Jon's technical skills and sight-reading ability are impressive, it is his ability to make the piano “sing” that creates the ultimate duet of piano and voice.
B.M. Piano Performance - Wheaton College
Masters Degree in Piano Performance - UMKC
In addition to accompanying for Allegro, Jon has an active career in the Kansas City area as a collaborative pianist and accompanist for a high school program in Topeka, KS. Jon also plays piano and organ at church on Sunday mornings & sings in a chorus at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He has taken pride in playing piano concertos with two orchestras, performing solo piano in Haydn's Esterhazy palace and serving as Honors Conductor at Wheaton College from 2010-2011.
A truly gifted sight-reader, skillful musician, exceptional speller & seasoned dishwasher who has some experience in pizza delivery, it's evident Jon excels across a wide number of various disciplines. Aside from performing and listening to music, Jon maintains an active lifestyle while enjoying the outdoors by playing baseball, running, walking, biking, traveling and exploring national parks. Indoors, he likes to spend his time reading a book or going to check out a new movie. Jon believes that nothing beats a good cup of coffee or a tasty meal. His favorite way to spend his free time is with his wife Natalie.
Jon describes himself simply as friendly and patient. Allegro staff and singers would add that he is humble and has a wonderful sense of humor, traits that accompany a brilliantly creative and highly experienced pianist. Collaborating with both vocalists and instrumentalists, Jon has performed many standard chamber works with violin, cello and trumpet.
BOOK A PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE REQUEST FORM
Our Allegro choirs are available for community performances throughout our performance season. (October - June) Also, consider our "CHOIR FOR HIRE," Brillante. The 24-voice high school group serves as ambassadors within our surrounding metro area at private, corporate and community events of any size. Their repertoire includes:
1. National Anthem
2. 20-30 minute concert set with variety of audience appealing music to entertain all ages
3. 20-30 minute set of Holiday Music, favorite carols.
Performances are booked on a first come basis. Requesting a performance 3 months in advanced increases the possibility of securing a spot on our calendar, as we must take into account the current commitments of singers and families when scheduling additional performances.
A donation to the Allegro Scholarship Fund is appreciated.
Please submit the form below if interested in having one of our ensembles perform for your event. We will contact you.
Copyright 2017 - Allegro - All rights reserved