Music Education Services

Mr. Novak

Jonathan Novak's Bio

Hailing from Park Ridge, Illinois, this is Mr. Novak's second year with the Music Education Services team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education and a minor in Jazz Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he studied saxophone with Mr. William West.  While at Illinois Wesleyan, Mr. Novak won the IWU School of Music Wind Ensemble Solo Competition, had a 3-year tenure as conductor of the IWU Titan Band, and served as a member of the Music Admissions staff.  Since then, Mr. Novak has taught in temporary positions across Chicagoland, including marching band at Addison Trail High school (Addison, IL), music technology at Carl Sandburg Junior High School (Mundelein, IL), and choir/guitar at Downers Grove South High School (Downers Grove, IL).  In addition to teaching, Mr. Novak has worked with theatre companies as a musician and assistant director through the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre (Clinton, IA), IWU Young Scholars (Bloomington, IL), and Prairie Fire Theatre (Bloomington, IL).  New reed player credits as of 2018 include runs of West Side Story with Cricket Theatre Company (Lake Zurich, IL), and Mary Poppins with Fremont Street Theatre Company (Palatine, IL).  Mr. Novak is an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and previously served as President of its IWU chapter.


Mr. Novak looks forward to creating spectacular music with the band students of Ebinger Elementary, Edison Park Elementary, Edison Regional Gifted Center, Norwood Park School, and St. Thecla Catholic School!

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 Music Education Services
1041 Bonaventure Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL

Fax 847-805-1900 

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Music Education Services (MES) provides comprehensive band programs to elementary schools.  

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