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Jonathan Schakel is a DMA candidate in performance practice at Cornell University, where he works with Annette Richards and David Yearsley. He holds a master’s degree in organ and early music from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where he studied organ and harpsichord with Peter Sykes. He has pursued further studies with Lorenzo Ghielmi, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, and Olivier Latry, and has participated in the summer organ academies in Smarano, Italy; in Haarlem, the Netherlands; and at McGill University in Montreal.
Jonathan has given organ recitals in the Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, and many of the United States, including performances at Harvard University; Princeton University; Trinity Church, Boston; St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh; the Ludgerikirche, Norden, Germany; and de Engelse Kerk, Amsterdam. His editions of Renaissance vocal music have been performed in the US, England, and Germany, and he works as an advisor and collaborator with the early music vocal ensemble Zephyrus. He is currently an organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.