Congratulations to Jonathan Rivera. This years U.S. recipient of the Joe Zawinul Music Student Exchange program. Jonathan will be enjoying 10 days in Vienna, where he will explore the food, music and culture of Joe’s hometown.
This years Winner was selected with the help of the Musicians Institute here in Los Angeles. Jonathan Rivera is a 18 year-old bass player from Los Angeles who currently attends the School. He is interested in both classical and modern genres and looks forward to playing with other musicians abroad.
Pictured below with Jonathan and Joe’s eldest son Tony.
(from Left to Right)
Stig Mathisen – Chair of Guitar Program
Stacy Turner – Chair of Music Business Program
Ron Dziubla – Chair of Common Course Program
Jonathan Newkirk – Dean of the School of Industry Studies and Chair of Audio Engineering Program
Jonathan Rivera – Award Recipient
Tony Zawinul – President and Founder of the Zawinul Foundation
Rachel Yoon – Dean of the School of Performance Studies and Chair of Keyboard Program
Maurice Verloop – Chair of Bass Program

Music Student Exchange Winner – Jonathan Rivera