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consultant , Music educator

Jonathan Edward Biggers, music educator, consultant. Recipient 1st prize (unanimous), Geneva International Competition, 1985, Calgary (Canada) Organ Festival Concerto Competition, 1990. Member of American Guild Organists (board directors Binghamton chapter, 2d prize national playing competition 1982).

Background

Biggers, Jonathan Edward was born on February 10, 1960 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States. Son of Robert Edward and Margaret Valentine Biggers.

Education

Bachelor of Music, University Alabama, 1982. Master of Music, University Alabama, 1984. Certified perfectionnement, Conservatory of Music, Geneva, Switzerland, 1985.

Certified virtuosity, Conservatory of Music, Geneva, Switzerland, 1986. DMA, Eastman School Music, 1991.

Career

Director music 1st Methodist Church, Fayette, Alabama, 1982—1984. Organist Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Geneva, 1984—1987, 3d Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York, 1988—1989, director music, organist, 1989—1991. Assistant professor music, Link endowed chair Binghamton University, 1992—2001, associate professor music, Link endowed chair, artist-in-residence, since 2002, chair department music, since 2004.

Organ consultant, organ projects in various churches United States, Switzerland.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Performer: (Civil Defense recording) Sleepers Wake! A Reger Perspective, 1994, concerts on Pipedreams, Minnesota Public Radio program, since 1982, numerous radio broadcasts. Over 150 organ concerts and master classes, throughout United States and Europe, since 1990, (Civil Defense recording) Bach on the Fritts!, 1995.

Membership

Member of American Guild Organists (board directors Binghamton chapter, 2d prize national playing competition 1982).

Connections

father:
Robert Edward

mother:
Margaret Valentine Biggers