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Jonathan goya

General Manager

General Manager Jonathan Goya comes to Trobár with a diverse array of project management, education, and performance experience. Over the course of a decade in academic research labs at the University of Arizona, University of Chicago, and Princeton University, Jonathan managed multiple international collaborations, contributed to dozens of successful grant applications, and personally secured over $100,000 in research funding for their PhD dissertation in Computational Biology. During this time, Jonathan also taught college-credit courses in New Jersey prisons through the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative and designed the course materials for an Advanced Statistics course that enabled incarcerated students to learn this material without access to calculators and computers. 


Jonathan then spent several years teaching Biology, Genetics, and Biotechnology at Bard Early College High School in Manhattan, where they became the Science Department's specialist in adapting college-credit courses to be accessible to students with learning disabilities. Jonathan also directed the BHSEC Chamber Ensemble, which performed a vast array of music including works by Lully, Bach, and Haydn with period bows; excerpts from Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with student choreographies developed in a workshop with Meredith Monk; and premieres of student compositions on nearly every concert.


Jonathan moved to Cleveland in the Fall of 2020 to finally realize a life-long dream of performing, studying, and working with music full-time. As a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University, they recently presented a lecture-recital on the role of violin duos in the career of Louis Spohr, as well as a recital of French Baroque music for the Boston Early Music Festival Online Fringe Concerts. They are now writing a dissertation on the intersection of music theory and economics in the works and career of 18th-century violin pedagogue Francisco Geminiani.

Reed O'mara

Art and Graphics Consultant

Reed O’Mara is a PhD student and Mellon Fellow focusing on the arts of the medieval world. Her primary research interests lie in Jewish illuminated manuscripts and the reception of medieval art. In Fall 2022, Reed began a year-long internship in the Department of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Her article “‘On Golden Tablets’: The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Manuscript as a Self-Referential Icon” appeared in 2020 in the journal Religions as a part of the special issue Seeing and Reading: Art and Literature in Pre-Modern Indian Religions. She has also written an entry for the exhibition catalog of the CMA Focus show Tilman Riemenschneider’s Jerome and Late Medieval Alabaster Sculpture. Reed has presented papers at various conferences, including the International Congress on Medieval Studies and the Medieval Academy of America (MAA). Reed has served as Chair of the Graduate Student Committee of the MAA and as the Mentorship and Professionalization Coordinator for the Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies Board of Directors. She has been awarded the Graduate Student Appreciation Award from the School of Graduate Studies in 2019 and 2020, three Best Paper awards from the Friends of Art, and two scholarships from the Rare Book School. 

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