headshot-1 headshot-2 headshot-3 Hi, my name's Jonathan! I'm a Canadian composer, multi-instrumentalist producer, and classically trained jazz musician of Cantonese and Scottish heritage!

My musical journey began from the age of five, rigorously training in the art of classical piano and cultivating a keen sense of technicality within the Royal Conservatory of Music. However, during my rebellious teenage years, my impatience with the rigidity of classical music led me to stumble upon the improvisatory world of jazz, where the works of Hiromi Uehara, Oscar Peterson, and Chick Corea ultimately inspired me to explore music beyond western culture. Since then, and especially considering these influences, multiculturalism has remained a focal point of my musical journey: from learning Japanese fusion jazz piano to playing finger-style and flamenco guitar; then from learning Chinese erhu to producing hip-hop beats and mastering digital audio production; all under the aspiration of becoming a musical polyglot, and proving especially pertinent in my choice to become a composer.

As for composition, my journey began in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia where my discovery of scoring for interactive media via the Game Dev Club prompted my immediate conversion to studying music full-time. I eventually settled at the University of Lethbridge, where I not only began formally studying composition but also continued fuelling my multi-instrumentalist addiction and passion for orchestration by renting every instrument I could find.

During my studies, I continued freelance composing for award-winning games and animations while training in composing concert music under the mentorship of Dr. Arlan N. Schultz. At the end of March 2024, after a spectacular semester of musical collaboration with fellow musicians in my graduation recital, I concluded my studies and began my journey into freelance composing and audio production.

~lastly, after my forty hours of daily music practice, I enjoy climbing rocks, gymnastically tumbling, and programming machines to do my bidding. 🧗‍♀️🤸‍♀️💻(^-^)

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Performances & Events:
·(2024-03-24) - Graduation Recital - Jonathan Alexander
·(2024-03-02) - Composers' Recital - University of Lethbridge

credits & projects:

Eden's Garden (UBC GameDev - Year End Showcase Winner) Liv (Sheridan Animation) Mythos (UBC GameDev - Platinum Award Winner) Game Tech Conference (UBC GameDev) Dozen Buns (Sheridan Animation) Brass Quintet (Original Chamber Music) Wind Quintet (Original Chamber Music) Westworld Scoreing Competition (Spitfire Audio) Discovery Competition (Orchestral Tools) Eden's Garden (UBC GameDev - Year End Showcase Winner) Liv (Sheridan Animation) Mythos (UBC GameDev - Platinum Award Winner) Game Tech Conference (UBC GameDev)