College of Musical Arts
Adjunct Instructor (MUCT)
2146 Moore Musical Arts Center
Jon Fielder is a native of Southeast Ohio currently residing in Bowling Green, OH. Jon received his Master of Music degree in composition in 2012 from Bowling Green State University where he studied primarily with Dr. Elainie Lillios and Dr. Mikel Kuehn. He received B.M. degrees in both music composition and music theory from Ohio University in 2010 under the study of Mark Philips (composition) and Allyn Reily (theory). He has participated in masterclasses with Jennifer Higdon, Franklin Cox, Josh Levine and Burton Beerman as well as reading sessions with Alarm Will Sound and flutist Lindsey Goodman. His music has been featured at the first Northern Ohio Music Exchange (NOMA) concert at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Olmsted Festival of the Arts, and will be heard at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance Festival (2012). His piece "Reeding Session" for English horn and oboe reed trio (commissioned by Jacqueline Leclair) was premiered at the 2012 IDRS Convention in Oxford, OH. Jon was also the first recipient of the Mark Phillips Distinguished Professor award for composition in 2009 (Ohio University).
Jon's primary interests as a composer are rooted in electronic music in both fixed media and interactive realms. These interests have also permeated into his acoustic writing, which shows strong interest in timbre, texture and spatialization (http://jonfielder.weeby.com/media).
Jon also remains active as a researcher and music theorist. His primary interest is in music of the New Complexity school (particularly Franklin Cox and Brian Ferneyhough) and post-1945 Darmstadt composers, primarily Pierre Boulez and Luciano Berio. He is currently working as an adjunct instructor of music technology at Bowling Green State University.