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Jon Newton

Vivian Bull Music Center 102

Education: B.A., Portland State University; M.A.T., Pacific University

Director of the Recording Arts and Music Production (RAMP) program at Portland State University, a 2- year program that prepares students to work in the expanding fields related to music recording and technology.

Formerly on staff at Will Vinton Studios, first providing musical direction for films and commercials, then expanding into concept development for animation projects.

Co-founder, Newton Bard Inc, a preeminent audio production facility in the area producing numerous scores for feature films, television specials, commercials, and corporate video.

Former music director for Portland Civic Theater, directing music for over 50 musical theater projects for several companies.

Performer on tour of US with folk composer Mason Williams ("Classical Gas") playing bluegrass fiddle.

Teaches Music and Technology, Composition.