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D r. Jonathan Kregor is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Cincinnati in the College-Conservatory of Music, specializing in Composition, Musicology and Theory. He earned his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in Piano Performance and Composition. He graduating with highest honors and highest distinction in 2001. He is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa.

While a student in Chapel Hill, Jonathan became active at the Newman Center, where he participated in the various adult, student, and youth choirs as pianist, guitarist, composer, and conductor. Here he composed the majority of his works to date, including numerous psalm collections and a complete setting of the Passion of Saint Mark. A selection of his works were recorded by the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry Student Choir and released in 2001. He was commissioned to compose a mass for full orchestra and choir for the Newman Center in Chapel Hill (2001), and was further commissioned to write a psalm setting for the dedication of Saint Luke's Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC in October 2001.

Jonathan has been composing for the church since age 14 and has been serving as a music minister since age 12. In high school he was an exchange student living for a year with a host family in Germany. While going to school he also took organ lessons in the resonant gothic church in his temporary hometown of Sögel. In the summer of 2000, he received a fellowship to return to Germany for research related to his undergraduate thesis. There he experienced a number of exquisite church compositions by Bach, Palestrina, and others - works which have molded his own liturgical music language.

Although most active in the church music ministry, Jonathan also composes and performs classical art music. In March 2001, his composition for flute and cello, entitled Four Triptychs, was performed at the New Music Festival at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. His composition Three Rilke Settings for String Quartet and Tenor earned him an outstanding composition scholarship in 2000. He has given numerous solo piano recitals, and is an accomplished accompanist. As a musicologist, his chief interests are the nineteenth century, piano transcriptions, and twentieth-century Catholic church music.

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