Jon Hamilton, an Erie PA native, graduated from Allegheny College with his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance in 2007. After graduating, Jon worked in campus ministry for the Coalition for Christian Outreach, partnering with Waynesburg University where was the Resident Director and worked in Student Activities. He spent the next 3 years at Edinboro University, where he earned his M.Ed. in Education .
Upon graduation Jon began work as the Music Teacher (K-12) for Erie First Christian Academy and Music Director for Erie First Assembly. In these roles Jon has educated and conducted choirs, instrumental groups, music ministries, and ensembles ranging from ages 5 to 70+. Jon also directed the Young Adult Worship Ministry which consisted of 20+ different worship bands and teams from around the greater Erie PA area.
Jon has performed as pianist and vocalist with many organizations including: The Alexandria Singers, The Erie Philharmonic Choir, The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, as well as many churches and schools around the Erie PA area. With the Erie Philharmonic Choir and YPC Erie, Jon has performed in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, the US Capitol Building, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and other concert venues across the east coast. In 2012 Jon competed with the Young People’s Chorus of Erie in the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio, for which they won two gold medals and one silver medal.
Jon moved to Alexandria, VA in 2014. He currently serves as a Music Teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, Virginia. Jon teaches General and Choral music to elementary students grades K-6. Here Jon has served at Title 1 Schools as a teacher and mentor to students, inspiring young minds to become great people and great musicians.
Since moving to the DC metro, Jon has performed in many different venues as pianist, vocalist, worship leader, and other performance roles in the area. Jon also works for the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, Virginia. MSA is a uniquely innovative arts education establishment located just south of Washington DC. Here Jon serves as a private vocal and piano instructor to middle and high school students.