Dr. Jonathan Bezdegian, a native of Paxton, Massachusetts began his music studies at the age of seven. In 2002, he began his intensive organ instruction with Dr. Frank Corbin at Assumption University in Worcester, MA. Jonathan then transferred to Oberlin College in 2004. While at Oberlin, he studied organ with the late David Boe, and harpsichord with Lisa Crawford, Brett Maguire, and Webb Wiggins.
After graduating from Oberlin in 2007 with a BM in Organ Performance and a minor in Music History, he traveled to Montreal, Canada where he earned his Master’s Degree in organ at McGill University with John Grew. While at McGill, Jonathan also studied organ improvisation with Dr. William Porter and harpsichord with Hank Knox. He was a frequent continuo player in the McGill Early Music Ensembles, and the McGill Baroque Orchestra, where he played continuo for Jean-Baptiste Lully’s opera, Thésée.
In March 2018, Jonathan earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance from The University of Washington. While in Seattle, he studied organ with Dr. Carole Terry, and had the opportunity to study harpsichord with Jillon Dupree, and organ improvisation with Dr. Douglas Cleveland.
Currently, Dr. Bezdegian is the Instructor of Organ and Campus Minister for Liturgical Music and Mission Trips at Assumption University. He also served as Dean of the Worcester Chapter AGO (2020-22).