Jonathan Wilson

The works of composer Jonathan Wilson have been performed at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, European Media Art Festival, Experimental Superstars International Film Festival, the Big Muddy Film Festival, the 2015 and 2016 SEAMUS National Conferences, the New York Center Electronic Music Festival (NYCEMF), the National Student Electronic Music Event, the Iowa Music Teachers Association State Conference, and the Midwest Composers Symposium. He is the winner of the 2014 Iowa Music Teachers Association Composition Competition and a runner-up for the 2014 Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet National Composition Competition. Jonathan has studied composition with Josh Levine, David Gompper, Lawrence Fritts, James Romig, James Caldwell, Paul Paccione, and John Cooper. In addition to composition, Jonathan has studied conducting under Richard Hughey and Mike Fansler. Jonathan is also a member of SEAMUS, the Iowa Composers Forum, and the American Composers Forum.

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The Laughing Crane's Lament
Lay eyes morose upon the Laughing Crane, Aloft in majesty—perdition foul! Betaken, stolen by some curse profane, She flies to Hades, wretched by the howls Of Erinyes, betide her last lament To Tyche, absent in her final prayer, At her behest—she danced in her descent To peril, poisoned by her sickness rare. Live on, young memory! Her sweet perfumes, Sincere benevolence—her past, her prime, Her permanence in all who breathe her fumes Forever mourn for penitence—her crime, Alas! Her pangs of woe! Her laden soul No longer lit, her heart no longer whole— -taken from Sonnet LVIII, Jonathan Wilson