(On leave 2019)
Jonathan Holden is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Florida State University, Principal Clarinetist of the West Michigan Symphony and a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. A frequent guest of numerous orchestras, he has performed with ensembles such as the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Baton Rouge and Lansing symphony orchestras, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Mobile Symphony and the Sarasota Orchestra. He is a founding member of the Vireo Ensemble (clarinet, violin, cello, piano) and the Argot Trio (clarinet, violin, piano).
Holden is an ardent soloist and chamber music collaborator. He has made guest appearances with ensembles such as the Degas, Ciompi and Voxare string quartets and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician by invitation of the British Clarinet Congress, Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, Festival South, Festival Contempoaneo (Brazil), Alfredo de Saint Malo Festival (Panama), Chamber Music Wilmington, American Music Festival and Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival. He has given performances, clinics and masterclasses at collegiate establishments in the US and overseas including Vanderbilt, Michigan State University, the national conservatories of Panama and Paris and the universities of Memphis, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and Rio de Janeiro.
Jonathan Holden received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University where he studied with eminent soloist and chamber musician Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, as well as Nathan Williams and Theodore Oien. He received his BM and MM performance degrees from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Joy Farrall, Andrew Webster and celebrated recording artist Dame Thea King.