Jonathan Russ

Art Discipline: 
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jun 5, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017

Jonathan Russ composes direct, expressive music with an eye towards social good, drawing from the languages of contemporary classical music, musical theater, and indie rock. Jonathan is Composer-In-Residence with the American Chamber Ensemble and a founding member of the ICEBERG New Music composers' collective. He has worked with Marimolin, the Blueshift Ensemble, Sō Percussion (through their Summer Institute), members of the JACK Quartet and International Contemporary Ensemble, clarinetist Stanley Drucker (NY Philharmonic), mezzo- soprano Jennifer Beattie, and pianist Marilyn Lehman. Upcoming projects include a piece for NY- based ensemble loadbang, a book of piano pieces, and an opera about a hermetic young woman. Jonathan holds a master's in composition from The Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Andy Vores and Curtis Hughes. He also holds a BA from Brown University in music / international relations and an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in musical theater writing.