Jonathan Newmark received his composition MM from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2015, studying with Joel Hoffman, Douglas Knehans, and Michael Fiday. His work is published by TrevCo Varner and BrassArts. A CD of his chamber works was released in 2009. A 1974 graduate of Harvard College, he earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1978. He is professor of neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, staff neurologist at the DC VA Medical Center, retired Colonel, US Army Medical Corps, and a recognized authority on medical response to chemical warfare and terrorism.