Jonah Slason, Voice
Jonah, a Lafayette native, is the Director of Choirs at both North Vermilion High School and North Vermilion Middle School in Maurice, LA. In 2012, Jonah earned a Bachelor's of Vocal Music Education from University of Lousiana at Lafayette (UL). He has appeared with the UL Opera Theatre as St. Peter in "Too Many Sopranos," Koko in the 2010 UL production of "The Mikado," himself in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Some Enchanted Evening," Louis LeBlanc in "Grand Pre," himself in "Comedy Tonight: An Evening of Italian Comic Opera Scenes," and Enjolras in "Les Miserables." He has placed in numerous Regional and State National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS) voice competitions from 2009 until 2012 and was the first place winner of the UL Friends of Music Voice Competition in 2012.
Jonah's Middle and High School Choirs have a reputation of earning Superior ratings at District Choir Assessment, and many of his former students have gone on to study Vocal Music Education and other areas of music at a University level. He was recently invited to be the Guest Clinician for the 2016 ACEL All-State Middle School Honor Choir in Pineville, LA, as well as the 2019 High School All-State Choir. In November 2017, he was awarded the LMEA Outstanding Young Music Educator’s Award for the State of Louisiana for his impression of the arts and music upon the students of Vermilion Parish.
Jonah led worship at Metro Life Church from 2012 until 2019 and earned an Associate's Degree of Christian Theology from In Christ International Bible College in 2014. He is currently a worship leader at Crossroads Church in Lafayette.
His instrumental, religious, theatrical, solo, and choral performance experience from the span of the past 12 years gives him a well rounded understanding of performing as well as teaching music.