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Jonathan Saylor, Ph.D.

Professor of Music (Music History, Bassoon), Chair of Wind Area

On Faculty since 1989
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Dr. Jonathan Saylor is currently Professor of Music at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he teaches music history and bassoon. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Musicology from Boston University. As part of the series titled Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, he has published critical editions of Henri Brod’s two wind quintets and Franz Lachner's three woodwind quintets. Professor Saylor has presented numerous pre-concert lectures, including those at Symphony Center, Wheaton College Artist Series, the Mozart Journey with the St. Charles Singers, and the Canterbury Concert Series in Dixon, IL. Dr. Saylor is also very active as a free-lance bassoonist in the Chicago area, including performances with the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Opera Theater, Apollo Chorus, Paramount Theater, Chicago Chorale, North Shore Chorale Society, St. Charles Singers, and Handel Week Festival. He also performs with the Chicago Camerata, appearing in their recent European tour and several WFMT Live performances. Dr. Saylor and his wife Susan have two daughters and reside in Wheaton, where, in their spare time, they are avid gardeners.

Boston University
Ph.D. musicology, 1992

Boston University
M.A. musicology, 1985

Wheaton College
B.M. bassoon performance, 1981

  • Bassoon
  • Music history
  • Music

St. Charles Singers to perform rarely heard works of Mozart
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A preconcert lecture by Wheaton College Professor of Music Jonathan Saylor will begin an hour before each Mozart Journey performance ...

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