Northern Arizona University
Dr. Jonathan Bergeron joined the faculty of Northern Arizona University in the fall of 2000 where he teaches applied saxophone lessons, coaches saxophone quartets, and directs the NAU Saxophone Orchestra.
As a soloist, Dr. Bergeron has performed concerts throughout the United States and in countries such as Austria, Poland, and Ireland. Recent concerts have included the Witold Lutoslawski International Festival of Contemporary Music and the Czech-American Summer Music Institute.
He was named national first runner-up in the 1998 Collegiate Artist Competition sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association and received first prize at the 1995 Monroe Concerto Competition.
Since his appointment at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Bergeron has performed or presented master classes at many universities including: University of Nebraska, University of Memphis, Duquesne University, Crane School of Music (Potsdam, NY), State University of New York at Fredonia, Florida State University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Henderson State University, Szczecin Academy of Music (Poland), Wroclaw Academy of Music (Poland).
Dr. Bergeron frequently performs with the NAU Faculty Chamber Series and is currently the principal saxophonist for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.
As the soprano saxophonist in the Sax-Chamber Quartet, he was invited to perform at the 26th Annual "International Week 1999" in Graz, Austria. The quartet was only the third American chamber group invited to participate since 1974; previous ensembles represented the Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music.
His Sax-Chamber Quartet was declared winners of the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Competition (1998), the Carmel International Chamber Music Competition (1998), semifinalist in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (1998), and third prize in the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition (1999).
Dr. Bergeron has also performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Jazz Times Convention, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences. He holds degrees from Florida State University and the University of Southern Mississippi where his teachers were Patrick Meighan and Lawrence Gwozdz.