“Bingham is a young American composer worth watching.” — John von Rhein, Chicago Classical Review
“Changing the Course of Classical Music” — Tammy Gibson, Chicago Defender
“Bingham’s melodic works pay tribute to the traditions of classical music.” — Rob Benenson, Third Coast Review
“For now, Bingham has agreed to dedicate all of the proceeds from the sale of his own works to fund the label’s first recording…” — Christine Escobar, Represent Classical
“San Francisco has a notable new resident. Composer Jonathan Bingham recently relocated to the city by the Bay…” — Mark Taylor, SFCM News
“Composer in Residence Jonathan Bingham is poised to make the world premiere of his orchestral serenade Tautology…” — BTSCelebs
“The selection committee…were so impressed by the level of skill and talent in the applicant pool that they selected three additional composers to receive prizes.” — SFCM News
Over the last decade, composer Jonathan Bingham has been recognized for his use of electronic and acoustic instrumentation. He’s composed music for film, advertisements, and has received commissions to write for numerous ensembles. Jonathan received the Vincent C. LaGuardia Award in composition leading to a residency with the Arapahoe Philharmonic in 2016. Over the following several years, he premiered five orchestral works and obtained a subsequent residency with the Boulder Symphony.
Through his collaborations with filmmakers, dancers, and painters, he has had work premiered internationally in concert halls, cinemas, galleries, and playhouses. Recent commissions include Tautology for the Chicago Philharmonic and a new work for the National Brass Ensemble. In addition, he’s created original scores for over a dozen film productions which have premiered in festivals such as the New York Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival, and BFI London Film Festival among others. Recently, he has been invited to lecture on concert and film music at Fayetteville State University, the School of Visual Arts, and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Holding degrees in composition from Howard University and New York University, Jonathan studied with Anthony Randolph, Chinyerem Ohia, and Justin Dello Joio. His most recent project is Cool Story—a platform researching scores and producing recordings of lesser known music.