Joseph Tolonen is a composer, performer, and writer, serving on the faculty at Lutheran West as the Assistant Music Director. His catalogue covers a wide range of music, including classical acoustic music, electronic music, song writing, and collaborations with dance and film. His works have been performed throughout the United States and in Europe, and has included commissions by the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Rogue Trio (Arizona), and Lutheran High School West. While his primary instrument is piano, recently, he has been focusing on singing and learning acoustic guitar. After feeling a call to change direction, he left the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2018 to attend Southeastern University, where he is currently pursuing a BS in Ministerial Leadership. His music can be found on both SoundCloud and YouTube.
Mr. Tolonen is a 2015 graduate of Lutheran West.