JONATHAN LUCY, (b. 1994), born in Ontario, Canada is currently the head band director in the Fort Frye Local School District. In 2016, Jonathan graduated summa cum laude from Miami University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He graduated from William Mason High School in 2012 with honors where he studied Music Composition and Music Theory. Teachers are Per Bloland and Robert C. Bass Jr. respectively.
Jonathan enjoys writing music for symphonic winds, string orchestra, and video games but will entertain any form of commission. He is currently working on commissions for public schools and universities. He is also working to write music for several independent video games.
Jonathan is a mostly self-taught composer. Through experimentation and studying texts like Gardner Read’s and Samuel Adler’s books on style and orchestration, he has created his own unique style of composition. His inspirations to begin composing in early high school were composers like Hans Zimmer, John Mackey, and Frank Ticheli. In 2014, his piece The Pathway to the Stars was honored with the W. C. Cummings Award for Composition. In 2015, he received the L. Eugene Hill Composition Prize for his work Solitarios Iter Ex Tenebra.
While not writing music, Jonathan spends a lot of his time performing it. Jonathan is a trombonist and has been playing since the sixth grade. He has performed in a variety of wind bands, orchestras, and choirs. Among various performance opportunities he has performed at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Notably, he has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City twice. Jonathan studied trombone with Professor Jaime Morales-Matos.
He is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the Game and Audio Network Guild. The Fort Frye High School Marching Band currently competes in the OMEA circuit. Jonathan is excited to continue his career as a composer and music educator and currently resides in Marietta, Ohio.