|A native of Windsor, Connecticut, Jonathan Rush is an aspiring conductor and educator. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University, where he studied piano under Dr. Caroline Hong. Currently, Jonathan is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting, from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. At Peabody, Jonathan is in the studio of the world-renowned conductor, Marin Alsop.
Within his conducting career, Jonathan has served as the Music Director of the Buckeye Philharmonic Orchestra, a student-run ensemble on the campus of Ohio State. In this role, Jonathan lead the ensemble in weekly rehearsals, chamber music, and two concerts in an academic school year. This ensemble is filled with mostly non-music majors, and under Jonathan’s leadership, the ensemble performed some of the most popular, and beloved pieces of the classical music repertoire. Jonathan’s mentors and past teachers of conducting are Dr. Robert Ward, Neil Varon, Jeff Shellhammer, Dr. Kristina Caswell-Macmullen, and Dr. Scott Jones.
Outside of the classical music world, Jonathan also has a strong Gospel, Jazz and R&B music background. Jonathan has performed with various jazz ensembles and just recently sand with the Ohio Show Band, an ensemble dedicated to R&B, Rock, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Pop, and Soul music. As a Gospel musician, Jonathan serves as the Minister of Music at Ebenezer Temple UHCA in Hartford, CT and serves as the Director of Music for the New England District of the United Holy Church of America (UHCA), where he oversees the music departments of 14 different churches.
Jonathan believes in always achieving greater, no matter the circumstance.