Tenor Jonathan Knauer completed his M. M. in Vocal Performance at University of Nevada at Reno in 2020. There he studied under the guidance of both James Flora and Olga Perez Flora, and won the NATS Cal-Western Division, as well as appearing as Rinuccio in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”, and Acis in Handel’s “Acis and Galatea”. Jonathan received his B. M. in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Opera in 2017 from the Bob Cole Conservatory of CSU Long Beach singing several lead roles such as Nemorino in Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love”. Jonathan also performed in the Bob Cole Chamber Singers as they received both the “Choir of the World” award from Eisteddfod, Wales in 2016 and 1st Place in the Internationaler Chorwettbewerb Spittal an der Drau in Austria in 2017. He has sung as back-up for Josh Groban, represented the United States at the Xinghai International Choral Competition in Guangzhou, China, performed as a tenor soloist in Disney Concert Hall, and continues to sing in several local professional ensembles.