Jonathan Babbitt studied organ from the age of 12, beginning with Franklin Coleman and Hazel Somerville. His principal teacher was John Rose of Trinity College, Hartford, and he did additional work with Xavier Darasse of the Toulouse Conservatory. His first professional position as Organist came at the age of 14; 2015 marked his 40th anniversary as a professional liturgical musician, and he remains an active and involved member of the American Guild of Organists. He currently serves as Organist and Music Director at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
Babbitt is available as both a recitalist and a substitute liturgical organist. As a liturgical organist, his experience includes more than forty years playing across all spectra of the liturgical scale, from the Reform tradition to high Anglo-Catholic and Roman-Catholic Pontificals. His liturgical abilities also include choral direction, with expertise in all facets and varieties of liturgical requirements.
As a recitalist, Babbitt has a particular fondness for French Romantic repertoire, though he is also equally at home with works of the French and German Baroque.