Jonathan Sokol

Assistant Professor of Composition
D.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Jonathan Sokol

Jonathan SokolAssistant Professor of Composition

D.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
B.M., Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music


Dr. Jonathan Sokol has been recognized with an invitation to the Millay Colony For the Arts (2013); as a programmed composer on the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival (2012); as a finalist in the 2013 MATA Festival competition (2012); with an invitation to the SANDWICH artist residency program in Kyoto, Japan (2012); with an Honorable Mention in the 32nd annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize (2012); and as a recipient of an ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2010) and an ASCAPlus Award (2010-12). He won the second annual MAYO Composition Contest (2010) and the Indiana University Kuttner String Quartet composition competition (2007); received a Susan and Ford Schumann Scholarship for the Aspen Music Festival and School (2007); and was the winner of the 8th annual NEC/BMOP ConNECtion competition (2005).

His music has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Bloomington and Kokomo Symphony Orchestras and the Indiana University New Music Ensemble and was read by members of the Cleveland Orchestra. He has received international performances in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Brazil and commissions from Holographic, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Zzyzx Saxophone Quartet and the Baldwin Wallace University Men's Chorus among others.

Sokol received his doctorate in music composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he was a doctoral fellow and associate instructor. He holds a master’s degree in composition from New England Conservatory and graduated with honors and distinction in performance. He completed a bachelor’s at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers were Claude Baker, Loris Chobanian, Michael Gandolfi, P.Q. Phan and Sven-David Sandström. Additionally, he has studied with Sydney Hodkinson at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

He is currently adjunct faculty in Baldwin Wallace's composition department, and he teaches composition and piano through the BW Community Music School. He is also on faculty at the Brevard Music Center, and he has served as adjunct faculty in the music program at Defiance College.

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