Jonathan Towne


Joined: 2002

Jonathan Towne won an ensemble competition in New York City as a member of the Kammer Woodwind Quintet and as a result, performed two recitals in Carnegie Recital Hall. He holds a B.M. from Ithaca College and a M.M. from Indiana University where he was an Associate Instructor of clarinet. He currently performs with the Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra, the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra and other groups in Eastern CT. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Rhode Island, where he taught Clarinet and is retired from the US Coast Guard Band after a 30 year career. With the Coast Guard Band, he marched in 8 Presidential Inaugural Parades, leading the Band in 6 of them as the Drum Major.

Favorite Composer

What inspires you to play?
I started the clarinet because my Dad played the clarinet when he was in school.

Hidden Talents:
Avid skier, hiker and cyclist

Favorite Quote:
Never stop learning and keep moving.