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Jonathan Sussman - Flute

Jonathan Sussman

Jonathan (age 19) has been playing the flute since the age of 6 and began playing the violin and viola at age 9. His formal violin study began with Tom Morgan and Gregory Lawrence, and he currently studies the flute with Jane Masur and the violin and viola with Eileen Wingard.

In 2015 he won 1st place in the Rancho Bernardo Chorale Scholarship Competition, Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) Senior Scholarship Competition, MTAC VOCE North County Branch, and San Diego Symphony “Hot Shots” Concerto Competition, and 2nd place in the La Jolla Symphony and Goodlin Competitions. Jonathan was selected for Honors Panel (Winds) Master Class at the 2013 and 2015 MTAC Conventions, and received 1st prize in the 2013 San Diego Flute Guild Silver and Orchestral Competitions. As a flutist, Jonathan was winner of the MTAC VOCE State Competition and MTAC Concerto Competition in 2012, for which he was invited to perform solo with the New City Sinfonia of San Diego.

As a violinist, Jonathan received honorable mention in the Southern California Mozart Youth Festival. Jonathan was principle violist in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) of Rancho Bernardo, and is a member of a local chamber group that voluntarily performs at retirement and convalescent residences.

Jonathan is attending USC Thornton School of Music, studying with Jim Walker. Jonathan was the 2015 recipient of the Thornton Faculty award, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to an undergraduate at the USC Thornton School of Music. He is also double majoring in biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering.

Musical Merit Foundation - Awards and Performances