EDUCATION Jonathan has been University-educated in the fields of Classical music and Jazz/ Improvisation. His degrees include: • Bachelor of Music in Classical trombone performance - Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Brisbane, Australia, 1992) • Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Improvisation (with Distinction in Performance) - New England Conservatory (Boston, USA, 1995) • Master of Music in Contemporary Improvisation (with Academic Honors) - New England Conservatory (Boston, USA, 2006)
Jonathan has also undergone vigorous training in North Indian classical music in Pune, India. Jonathan Dimond's teachers have included: Arthur Middleton, Phil Davis (trombone); Jerry Leake, Warren Senders, Shri Bharat Jangam (tabla); Bob Moses, Cecil McBee, John Lockwood, Oscar Stagnaro (bass); Ran Blake, Scott Sandvik, Dominique Eade (improvisation and Third Stream methodology); Abby Rabinovitz, Peter Row, Harriotte Hurie (Indian modal improvisation); Joe Maneri (microtones); Mary Mageau, Gerhard Brophy, Stephen Cronin, Dominique Eade and Pozzi Escot (composition).
TEACHING EXPERIENCE Since 1989 Jonathan Dimond has been active as a private teacher, passing on his experience and skills in a wholistic and dedicated manner. In 1994 Mr Dimond was the Teacher's Aid for a class in North Indian music, employed through the Third Stream Department of New England Conservatory. He also ran the Jazz Composers' Ensemble at NEC from 1993-5. In 1996 he commenced part-time Tertiary lecturing at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, teaching a self-designed ear training course and electric bass. In the same year he also took on regular employment in St.Josephs High School's music department. In 1997 Mr. Dimond commenced five years full-time employment as Jazz Department Coordinator at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, teaching ear training, jazz and classical theory, bass, trombone, introduction to Indian music, songwriting/ arranging, concert practice, and assuming administrative responsibilities. In 2000 he was tenured into this position. In 2002 he resigned from the full-time position in order to pursue a diverse range of performing and teaching experiences in Australia, the USA and Japan.