Jonathan Smith is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University where he got his Masters of Music in Violin Performance in May 2013. While at BGSU he studied with Vasile Beluska and Ioana Galu. He is also a trained and certified Suzuki violin teacher and worked with the Toledo Symphony Suzuki program in 2011-2012. Jonathan began his musical study at the age of 4 in Toledo, OH. He graduated from Otterbein University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in music where he studied under David Edge. Jonathan has been working with orchestras in the Ohio and Michigan areas since 2007 as a section 2nd or 1st violin. He was the Co-Concertmaster of the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra in 2012-2013 and was the Principal 2nd violin in 2011. He has also taught violin privately for four years now and has had extensive training in both the Traditional and Suzuki teaching methods. He has performed many times throughout his schooling as an orchestra member, in chamber concerts, and several solo recitals. Jonathan is very excited to be in San Diego continuing his professional career.