Jonathan Novak's Bio

This is Mr. Novak‚Äôs third year with Music Education Services, teaching 4-8th grade band on the northwest side at Ebinger Elementary, Edison Park Elementary, Edison Regional Gifted Center, Norwood Park School, and St. Thecla Catholic School.¬

Hailing from Park Ridge, Illinois, Mr. Novak graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Music Education and a minor in Jazz Studies.  Prior to his employment with MES, Mr. Novak engaged in long term substitute positions, including the teaching of Music Technology at Carl Sandburg Junior High in Mundelein, IL, and choir/guitar classes at Downers Grove South High School.  In addition to MES, Mr. Novak has served the past 4 years as a woodwind specialist director with the Addison Trail High School Marching Band, and regularly performs as a professional pit orchestra musician for various theatre companies throughout Chicagoland.  Mr. Novak is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is a winner of the IWU Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition.