Jonathan William Moyer

Guest Artist

CBF24 Bios - Jonathan Moyer.jpgJonathan William Moyer is the David S. Boe Associate Professor of Organ and Chair of the Organ Department at Oberlin College and Conservatory, and is organist of the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, OH. Moyer specializes in a vast repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century and has performed throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Japan. The Baltimore Sun has described his playing as “ever-expressive, stylish, and riveting.”

In addition to his role at Oberlin, Moyer serves as organist of the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland and has been a visiting lecturer in organ at the Hochschule für Musik in Lübeck, Germany. Recent concerts include Bachkirche (Arnstadt), St. Jakobikirche (Lübeck), Ludgerikirche (Norden), Laurenskerk (Alkmaar), Marktkirchethe (Hannover), the National Convention of the American Organ Historical Society (Rochester, N.Y.), the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.), St. Sulpice (Paris), Notre Dame de Bergerac, and J.S. Bach’s complete Clavierübung III at the German Reformed Church in Budapest. He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Oberlin Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, Quire Cleveland, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the Handel Choir of Baltimore, among others.

At the Church of the Covenant, Moyer oversees two remarkable pipe organs: an E.M. Skinner/Aeolian Skinner/Holtkamp and Richards Fowkes, Op. 19.

Moyer holds an artist diploma in organ from Oberlin Conservatory, where he was a student of James David Christie and Olivier Latry. He earned a DMA and graduate performance diploma in organ from the Peabody Institute as a student of Donald Sutherland and Gillian Weir, and he also completed a master's degree in piano as a student of Ann Schein. He earned a bachelor of music in piano from Bob Jones University, where he was a student of Laurence Morton. He further studied with organists Susan Landale, Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, and Michael Radulescu. In 2008 Moyer earned second prize in the Sixth International Musashino Organ Competition in Tokyo, and in 2005 he was a finalist in the St. Albans International Organ Competition. He is represented by WindWerk Artists.