Jonathan Moyer

Jonathan Moyer

Assistant Professor of Organ

Jonathan Moyer

Oberlin boasts one of the nation’s finest collections of pipe organs. For Assistant Professor of Organ Jonathan Moyer, “being able to teach on these instruments is not only a privilege, but it’s such an advantage for the student to be able to play this music with such authenticity.”

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Bibbins 132
(440) 775-8210

Jonathan Moyer

Jonathan Moyer

Tanya Rosen-Jones

Educational Background

  • DMA (organ), Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • GPD (organ), Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • MMus (piano), Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • AD (organ), Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • BMus (piano), Bob Jones University

Jonathan William Moyer maintains a dynamic career as an organist, pianist, singer, and conductor. He specializes in a vast repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century, and he has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including such venues as Washington National Cathedral, the Musashino Civic Cultural Hall in Tokyo, and at the Dvôrák Spring Festival in Prague and Vienna. He is a member of the critically acclaimed early music vocal ensemble Quire Cleveland. (Hear performances by Moyer on the C.B. Fisk Organ, Opus 116, in Oberlin's Finney Chapel.)

At the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, Moyer oversees a music program consisting of a professional and amateur choir, children’s youth and handbell choirs, one of Cleveland’s largest pipe organs (E.M. Skinner/Aeolian Skinner/Holtkamp), the Newberry baroque organ (Richards Fowkes), and a 47-bell Dutch carillon.

In 2008, Moyer performed the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in four recitals at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, celebrating the centenary of the composer's birth and the renovation of the cathedral's organ. Also that year, he received second prize in the Sixth International Musashino Organ Competition in Tokyo, Japan. In 2005, he was one of four finalists in the St. Albans International Organ Competition. He has served on the executive committee of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.He has adjudicated for the American Guild of Organists Quimby Young Artist Competition and the National Organ Playing Competition in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Moyer resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with his wife, organist Kaori Hongo, and sons Christopher Sho and Samuel Kazu.