JONATHON TURNER, Gospel Meets Symphony Choirmaster
Jonathon Turner enjoys a multifaceted career as a pastor, conductor, tenor and educator, having served in numerous capacities locally and nationally. He received his undergraduate training at Kent State University, and is a member of the James Abbington Cohort at Hampton University. He is also the Senior Pastor of The Israelite Missionary Baptist Church in Akron.
Some of the highlights of his musical accomplishments include serving as the Director of Kent State University’s Voices of Testimony Gospel Choir, Chorus Director of Past Unforgotten in Akron, Artist-in-Residence for the Black Voices of Inspiration at Purdue University, Director of the University of Mount Union’s Inspirational Voices of Praise, and Director of Band and Choral Activities at Emmanuel Christian Academy. He currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Lutheran High School East.
Jonathon has also spent several years as a member of the Gospel Meets Symphony Rhythm Section, and this past season served as a guest conductor at Gospel Meets Symphony.
The Gospel Meets Symphony Choir is comprised of singers from more than 70 area churches. The choir serves as the inspirational voice of the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s annual Gospel Meets Symphony concert, which has been a Northeast Ohio tradition since 1994.