Jonathan Saylor, Ph.D.

Professor of Music (Music History, Bassoon), Chair of Wind Area
On Faculty since 1989

Office: McAlister Hall 115
Phone: (630)752-5362


Ph.D., musicology, Boston University, 1992

M.A., musicology, Boston University, 1985 

B.M., bassoon performance, Wheaton College, 1981

About Jonathan Saylor

Dr. Jonathan Saylor is currently Professor of Music at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he teaches music history and bassoon.

He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Musicology from Boston University. He has published critical editions of Henri Brod’s two wind quintets, and Franz Lachner's three woodwind quintets as part of the series, Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. Professor Saylor has presented numerous pre-concert lectures, including those at Symphony Center, Wheaton College Artist Series, the Mozart Journey with the St. Charles Singers, and the Canterbury Concert Series in Dixon, IL.

Dr. Saylor is also very active as a free-lance bassoonist in the Chicago area, including performances with the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Opera Theater, Apollo Chorus, Paramount Theater, Chicago Chorale, North Shore Chorale Society, St. Charles Singers, and Handel Week Festival. He also performs with the Chicago Camerata, including their recent European tour and several WFMT Live appearances.

Dr. Saylor and his wife Susan have two daughters and reside in Wheaton, where in their spare time they are avid gardeners.

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