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Jonathan Weiss

Pauli Murray
Jonathan Weiss (YC ‘24) is a composer, sound designer, musicologist, and performer from Boston, Massachusetts. As a music major, he has studied under Kathryn Alexander, Nathan Roberts, Konrad Kaczmarek, and Jeanine Tesori. Jonathan collaborates frequently with other musicians, including Jennifer Beattie, Anna Zhong, Room to Spare, Epongue Ekille, Jacob Miller, Charnice Hoegnifioh, and Noremi.
In 2020, Jonathan won an ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award. His compositions have been performed at several venues including The Green Room 42, the Atlantic Music Festival, and a masterclass with Hilary Hahn. Engaging with his deep-seated interest in psychology, Jonathan researches the potent influence of dreams on the creative processes of composers. He also recently composed the soundtrack for Jeffrey Steele’s senior thesis production of Black N Blue Boys / Broken Men, a show about the impacts of generational trauma on young men.
In addition, Jonathan is passionate about connecting to young people with disabilities; he serves as his older brother Luke’s music therapist and produces for the organization Hear Your Song. In 2023, Jonathan was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Chauncey Fellowship, a program of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. After graduation, Jonathan will use the Chauncey to volunteer in New Haven and finish orchestrating his musical about the medieval fairy Melusina and her disabled children.


Show Name Role Dates
Melusina's Curse: A Workshop Presentation Composer Apr 22, 2024
Melusina's Curse: A Workshop Presentation Musical Director Apr 22, 2024
Black N Blue Boys / Broken Men Composer Nov 9 – 11, 2023
The Final Flight of the Passenger Pigeon Sound Designer Feb 16 – 18, 2023
The Final Flight of the Passenger Pigeon Composer Feb 16 – 18, 2023
SS Cancelled - An Original Musical Sound Engineer Apr 15 – 16, 2022
Older Members Sound Designer Dec 2 – 4, 2021
Older Members Composer Dec 2 – 4, 2021
Shining City Sound Designer Oct 14 – 16, 2021
Wakaresaseya Assistant Musical Director Jul 1, 2021