Jonathan Moyer


Jonathan William Moyer is the David S. Boe chair and associate professor of organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he oversees one of the largest and most diverse collegiate collections of pipe organs in the United States. He is organist of the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, OH, and has been a visiting lecturer in organ at the Musik Hochschule in Lübeck, Germany. He specializes in a vast repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including such venues as Johanniskirche (Lüneburg), Katharinenkirche (Hamburg), Schwerin Cathedral, Jakobikirche (Lübeck), Marienkirche (Berlin), Ludgerikirche (Norden), Laurenskerk (Alkmaar), the Marktkirche (Hannover), Blois Cathedral (France), and J.S. Bach’s complete Clavierübung III at the German Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary. He has performed with numerous ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the Handel Choir of Baltimore.

At the Church of the Covenant, Dr. Moyer oversees two remarkable pipe organs (Richards Fowkes, Op. 19 and E.M. Skinner/Aeolian Skinner/Holtkamp). His recordings include the “Voices of the Hanse” series (Gothic Records) on the 1637 Stellwagen organ (Lübeck) and John Brombaugh’s Op. 19 (1976) at Central Lutheran (Eugene, Oregon). Dr. Moyers holds degrees in organ and piano from the Oberlin Conservatory, the Peabody Institute, and Bob Jones University. His teachers include Donald Sutherland, Gillian Weir, Olivier Latry, James David Christie, and Ann Schein. In 2008, he received the second prize in the Sixth International Musashino Organ Competition Tokyo, and in 2005 he was a finalist in the St. Albans International Organ Competition. He is represented by WindWerk Artists.

Dr. Moyer resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio, along with his wife, organist, Dr. Kaori Hongo, and sons, Christopher Sho and Samuel Kazu.