Jon is a music composer and sound designer for film, games and advertising. As a composer he is known for the films Dusk, Imaginary Friends, and Hate Crimes in the Heartland (featuring Jesse Jackson). Jon's music has been featured in award winning independent films and animations at film festivals from Los Angeles to Zlin, Czech Republic. He has written music for national brands including, Southwest Airlines, GE Aviation, P&G's Downy Brand, Mentos, Pitney Bowes and NCR.
Jon has an MFA in Music Composition for the Screen from Columbia College in Chicago. At Columbia Jon studied with
Disney Music Production Vice President Andy Hill,
and veteran film composers, Gary Chang, Hummie Mann and David McHugh.
Jon interned with Los Angeles film composer Jeff Rona and conducted his thesis film score at Capitol Records in Hollywood.
Prior to graduate school, Jon managed all audio services at Curtis Inc. He produced the album, Hearts and Minds by Josh Hisle released on Vapor / Warner Brother Records and published four songs in the CSNY film Déjà Vu. Jon started his career working in public radio at WVXU and WGUC.
Jon resides in Cincinnati Ohio with his wife Katy and three children. As an advisor and guest lecturer, Jon enjoys sharing his love of music and audio with students at Northern Kentucky University.
Imaginary Friends - Directed by Jason C Brown - Try Film Productions - 2016 - Comedy - Short Film
Thanatophobia - Directed by Peter Dimako - Synchronicity Pictures - 2016 - Short Film
Jacob's Paradox - Directed by Michael Peake - Plum Street Productions - 2015 - Short Film
Dusk - Directed by Michael Maney - Dog Day Films - 2014 - Feature Film
Hate Crimes in the Heartland - Directed by Rachel Lyon - Lioness Media Arts Inc - 2014 - Feature Documentary
Cliff Young and the Great Race - Directed by Iris Ichishita - Hallmark Spirit Clips - 2013 - Short Documentary
What I Love About This City: L.A. - Hallmark Spirit Clips - 2013 - Documentary - Los Angeles California
Camp Harmony - Hallmark Spirit Clips - 2013 - Documentary - Los Angeles California
Menace - Gustavo Martin - 2012 - Short Film - Chicago Illinois
3 a.m. - Sahil Sharma - 2011 - Short Film - Cincinnati Ohio
Checking Out - Brian Lazarte - 2009 - Short Film - Los Angeles California
3 for Anna - Greg Emmerth - 2008 - Short Film - Los Angeles California
Heart of the Matter - Greg Emmerth - 2007 - Short Film - Los Angeles California
Working Stiff - Holly Magnani - 2006 - Short Film - Dayton Ohio
Drip - Nick Lanzillota - 2005 - Feature Film - Cincinnati Ohio
Why - Cecilia Tangblad - 2001 - Animation - London England
Spider Girl - Cecilia Tangblad - 2001 - Animation - London England
Match Point - Jolly Crouton Media Ltd. - Austin Huebner - 2018