Johnathan earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. In addition to his training in voice, he studied piano, guitar, music theory, jazz, and composition.
As a performer Johnathan has worked throughout the Southeast as a singer-songwriter, jazz pianist, and has worked with several contemporary and popular music ensembles; including currently Bounce Party Band.
Johnathan has scored several films and plays, including the Walk in the Park productions of “Queen’s Gambit,” “Doppelgänger,” which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and “Wolf Stories,” a musical for children premiered at Easley Foothills Playhouse in February of 2003. He has also written songs ranging the gamut in genres ranging from Appalachian Folk to heady avant-garde electronica.
Johnathan has worked with the Piedmont Opera Theatre, The Opera Company of North Carolina, the Fletcher Opera Institute, Magnolia Baroque Festival, Gardner Webb University, and numerous community organizations. He has received recognition from NATS, Dover Foundation, and the Fiestaval National Choral Competition, where he was awarded Best Soloist.