JONATHAN WEY (b. 1983) has been writing music since early childhood, where he would experiment at the piano with interesting melodies, sounds and harmonies. In addition to studies at the piano, the rich and ancient traditions of the Orthodox Church have played a major role in the development of his musical style. In 1998, Jonathan began private studies with Frank Felice at Butler University. While studying with Felice, his a cappella setting of Agnus Dei won the National Prize for the Music Teachers National Association Composition Competition.
Jonathan received a Bachelors in Music Composition from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2001-2005) where he studied with P.Q. Phan, Claude Baker, David Dzubay and Emile Naoumoff (piano/composition). In 2010 he graduated with a Masters in Choral Conducting from Butler University, studying with Eric Stark and Henry Leck. Jonathan also spent July of 2006 in Paris, France as part of the European American Music Alliance (EAMA). There he studied counterpoint, theory, harmony and composition/orchestration with renowned French composer Michel Merlet.
Much of Jonathan’s work is written for the human voice, drawing inspiration from a multitude of Christian texts, both old and new. He has received commissions from many choirs, including the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Sanctuary Choir of Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis and the Ohio Northern University Singers.