Jonathan Saylor, Musicologist and Bassoon

Dr. Jonathan Saylor is currently Professor of Music at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he teaches music history and bassoon. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Musicology from Boston University. Professor Saylor has presented numerous pre-concert lectures, including those at Symphony Center, Wheaton College Artist Series, the Mozart Journey with the St. Charles Singers, Camerata Chicago concerts and the Canterbury Concert Series in Dixon, IL.

As part of the series titled Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, he has published critical editions of Henri Brod’s two wind quintets and Franz Lachner’s three woodwind quintets.  Dr. Saylor is also very active as a free-lance bassoonist in the Chicago area, including performances with the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Opera Theater, Apollo Chorus, Paramount Theater, Chicago Chorale, North Shore Chorale Society, St. Charles Singers, and Handel Week Festival.

He regularly performs with Chicago Camerata, appearing in their recent European tour and several WFMT Live performances. Dr. Saylor and his wife Susan have two daughters and reside in Wheaton, where, in their spare time, they are avid gardeners.