Jonathan Sherwin, bassoonist and contrabassoonist, joined The Cleveland Orchestra in 1997. Previous to joining The Cleveland Orchestra, Sherwin was a member of the Colorado Symphony, where he also served as personnel manager. Sherwin has served as principal bassoon of the Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Civic Orchestra, and Chicago City Ballet Orchestra, and also has been a member of the New Orleans Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Chicago’s Music of the Baroque.


  • Eastman School of Music (B.M. and The Performer's Certificate)
  • Northwestern University (M.M)

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (contrabassoon faculty)
  • Baldwin Wallace University