Jonathan Feist

Jonathan Feist
Jonathan Feist (photo by Patricia Gandolfo Mann).



Jonathan Feist was a writer for ThoughtCo who covered the topic of music education. He is a music educator, writer, and publisher.

He teaches at Berklee College of Music’s continuing education division, Berklee Online, where he is author/instructor of Music Notation Using Finale and Project Management for Musicians. He is editor in chief of Berklee Press, Berklee’s book/video publishing division, where since 1998 he has helped to produce hundreds of music education products.

Feist is author of the books "Music Industry Forms" (Berklee Press 2014) and "Project Management for Musicians" (Berklee Press 2013, winner of the 2015 International Book Award), and co-author of "The Berklee Practice Method: Teacher’s Guide" (2004, with Matt Marvuglio) and "Essential Songwriter" (2004, with Jimmy Kachulis).

As a songwriter and composer, his work is featured on the albums Fantasy Monologue (by the band Fantasy Monologue, 2010), Orchestral Miniatures (with the Slovak Radio and Television Orchestra and Robert Black, Parma Recordings, 2003), and New Lullaby (by guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan, 2008). 


Bachelor of Music in Composition from New England Conservatory, 1990

Master of Music in Composition from New England Conservatory, 1992

Awards and Publications

Author of the books:
"Music Industry Forms"
"Project Management for Musicians

Co-author of "The Berklee Practice Method: Teacher’s Guide" (with Matt Marvuglio) and "Essential Songwriter" (with Jimmy Kachulis) 


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