Jonathan Hodges has been studying music for the past 17 years. His main course of study has primarily concerned the violin, with intense self instruction in piano, voice, and guitar over the past five years. Beginning his undergrad at Seattle University, Jonathan entered his freshman year as a Lockwood Scholar, being a member of the prestigious University Honor’s program, and finished his first year as the finalist for the junior division of the Seattle String Competition of 2016. Having transferred to SMU, Jonathan is currently a double major in Violin Performance, and Music Education with a minor in Philosophy. He has performed in numerous masterclasses for distinguished artists including Alexander Serafimov, Ian Swensen, and Ivan Zenaty. Jonathan currently studies with the renowned Chee-Yun Kim. In addition to learning and performing established repertoire, Jonathan composes for various settings including improvisation and modern genres ranging far from his Classical norm. He has recorded one studio album and is in the midst of finishing a second. His piano improvisations of neo-romantic/jazz-esque origins have been professionally recorded, and he continues to write and perform on the piano. In addition, Jonathan places a heavy emphasis upon teaching, and looks forward to teaching students of all levels—eventually providing instruction at the collegiate level.