Northwestern MM’18 (Richmond Symphony – 2nd Horn)
Since I first started my degree at Northwestern, it was clear that Jon was prepared to invest in my career both musically and personally. Jon sets a wonderful example of how to be a good musician and colleague. He not only helped me work through my many technical issues on the horn, but he was and still is willing to offer advice with regard to making decisions about my career. Our lessons were never just about horn playing, he has taught me how to navigate life and strive for balance while working as a musician. Having someone like Jon in your corner who understands the field so well is invaluable and I am so grateful for the time I spent with him at Northwestern. Not to mention his sense of humor makes for the best learning environment! Thanks for everything, JB!