Jonathan B. Hall is a native of Manhattan and now a resident of New Jersey.
He has also lived on Long Island and in the Midwest. His gifts are in
literature and music. He holds degrees in both fields, including the Master of
Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and
the Doctor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University,
Bloomington. His master's thesis was on issues of poetic translation, with
special reference to English translations of Pablo Neruda. His dissertation
was on the New York City organist and composer, Calvin Hampton.
Dr. Hall is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, a Fellow of Trinity
College, London, and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and Mensa. He is a
member of ASCAP as well, with several compositions in print. He belongs to
several hereditary societies, reflecting his passion for genealogy and
interest in American history.
An active writer, Dr. Hall has published many articles and reviews in musical
journals such as The American Organist, The Diapason, Choral Journal, and The
Tracker. His dissertation at Indiana was the basis of his first book, Calvin
Hampton: A Musician Without Borders, a biography of the noted New York
organist and composer. He has also published essays and poetry. He is also
an accomplished speaker of Esperanto.
Jonathan B. Hall
Musician and Writer