Office Hours

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Jonathan Gonder

Professor of Music

Department of Music

Brodie 107
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454



Dr. Jon Gonder

A native of Toronto, Canada, Jonathan Gonder began piano studies at age seven. His initial university education took place at the University of Western Ontario, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance, with minors in choral conducting and music theory. He subsequently studied with renowned French pianist Marcel Ciampi before progressing to his doctorate in piano performance at the University of Michigan; his teacher there was the celebrated and widely-recorded pianist Gyorgy Sandor. Read more...

Faculty Information


  • D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of Michigan
  • M.M. Piano Literature and Performance, University of Western Ontario
  • B.Mus. Piano Performance, University of Western Ontario


  • SUNY Geneseo - Chair, Department of Music
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown - Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs
  • SUNY Sullivan - Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Laurentian University - Dean, Director of Student Services, Chair, Music Professor
  • Université canadienne en France - Visiting Instructor of Music
  • University of Oklahoma - Visiting Instructor of Piano
  • University of Michigan - Teaching Assistant in Piano


  • Johnstown Symphony and Livingston Symphony as soloist
  • Performances in Canada, Europe, and U.S.A.
Fall 2016 Classes

MUSC 110:
F/Basic Musicianship

    An introduction to reading and writing musical notation, identifying elementary musical patterns by ear, and performing basic rhythms, melodies and chords through singing and piano playing. This cours
    e is not available to students who previously have received credit for MUSC 210.
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MUSC 210:
Theory of Music I

    Elementary training in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of music. Terminology and musical examples will be presented in analytical, compositional, perceptual, critical, and performing cont
    exts. Prerequisites: An ability to read music fluently. Offered every fall
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MUSC 310:
Theory of Music III

    A continuation of MUSC 211. Study of chromatic harmony and nineteenth century harmonic practices. Emphasis is placed on the study of more extended musical forms. Prerequisites: MUSC 211. Offered every
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