Jonathan Scofield is a pianist currently pursuing a master’s degree in piano performance at the University of Houston where he is also employed as a teaching assistant in the keyboard area. He received his B.M. in piano performance at the University of Montevallo. Teachers include Virginia Dismukes, Cynthia MacCrae, Douglas Weeks, Kevin Chance, and Timothy Hester. Mr. Scofield was chosen as a winner in the annual Alabama Music Teachers Association (AMTA) Collegiate Piano Solo Competition in the years 2013, 2015, and 2016. He was also awarded the Senior Elite award for academic excellence in music performance and the University of Montevallo H. Forrest and Jo Murphree Duncan Memorial Scholarship.
In addition to performances at the University of Montevallo, Mr. Scofield has performed frequently at Alabama Piano Gallery in numerous solo recitals and benefit concerts. He attended the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival (BMC) in 2015 and 2016 where he studied with Douglas Weeks and performed in student piano recitals, run-out concerts in the Brevard community, and collaboratively in BMC’s new music ensemble, itch, in 2015. He worked as an accompanist at the University of Montevallo, the University of Alabama, and the University of Houston. Mr. Scofield first began teaching piano privately in 2013 and began teaching at Old Towne Music in Helena, Alabama in 2014. Mr. Scofield began teaching at the University of Alabama Community Music School in 2016, and also served as a substitute piano teacher at Scrollworks Youth Music School in 2016.
Mr. Scofield has been an adjudicator the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs (AFMC) District II Hymn and Solo Festivals. He was president of the University of Montevallo MNTA Collegiate Chapter from 2014-2016 and is now a collegiate member of the Texas Music Teachers Association and the University of Houston MTNA Collegiate Chapter. His teaching emphasizes sound technique and knowledge of music theory with an ultimate focus on cultivating a student’s self-motivation and love of music through inspiration and example.