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Jonathan Tschiggfrie

Major: Vocal Music Education
Topic: The preservation of the riverboat steam calliope tradition as it relates to the musical heritage of the United States
Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger

  • Researched the preservation of the riverboat steam calliope tradition as it relates to the musical heritage of the United States.
  • Traveled more than 7,500 miles with his father, to study several still-operable steam calliopes on rivers.
  • Spends much of his time at St. Thomas performing in UST choirs and studying music history.

What's next for Jonathan?

Jonathan hopes to be a high school music teacher, as well as a family man. He would also like to continue his research and compose choral music.