Jonathan Cramer is a recent graduate of Wheaton College where he studied music education and student taught at St. Charles East High School and Madison Jr. High School in Naperville. He currently teaches part-time at Lake Zurich High School and Palombi Middle School in Lake Villa.
While at Wheaton, Jonathan performed as a soloist in Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Dixit Dominus and also played the role of Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. His junior year he collaborated with fellow students to organize and perform Schubert's Mass in G Major, which he conducted.
This past February, he competed as a semi-finalist in the National Undergraduate Conducting Competition hosted by the American Choral Director's Association at the national conference in Salt Lake City. The past two summers Jonathan sang as a member of the Grant Park Music Festival Chorus under the direction of Christopher Bell.
In the summer of 2013 Jonathan married his high school sweetheart, Emma, after three years of long distance dating while she attended Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. They lived nearby on Wheaton's campus while Jonathan finished his degree. After his graduation they moved back home to be close to family and friends.