Jonathan Marx
Chief Operating Officer
Contact: 615.687.6564 | jmarx [at]

In his current role as COO, Jonathan Marx facilitates the work of multiple teams at the Nashville Symphony, working with highly skilled, creative and dedicated colleagues in Artistic Administration, Education & Community Engagement, IT, Marketing & Communications, Production & Orchestra Operations, and Venue Management. Driven by a passion for serving the community and promoting an inclusive work environment, he has been a leading partner in crafting two strategic plans and the institution’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion plan, among other large-scale initiatives.

A member of the Nashville Symphony’s administrative staff since 2008, he previously served as Vice President of Communications. In this role, he was responsible for developing holistic, cohesive communications strategies and supervising the Nashville Symphony’s public relations, website, social media, graphic design, publications and archives.

A former journalist with 18 years’ combined experience as an editor, critic and reporter for the Nashville Scene and The Tennessean, Jonathan also maintained a side career as a musician for nearly two decades, having recorded a dozen albums and toured widely with the group Lambchop. He has also toured with and appeared on recordings by Yo La Tengo and the late Vic Chesnutt. A native Nashvillian and lover of all things local, he served as producer of two archival reissue recordings by The Feminine Complex, an all-female teen rock ’n’ roll band from the late 1960s.

He currently hosts a weekly broadcast, "Transmission," on community radio station WXNA-101.5 FM.

Jonathan's wife, Lesley Patterson-Marx, is a visual artist and art educator. They have one son, Abraham.