Jonathan Royce has led parallel professional lives in animation and music performance. Taking
a leave of absence from a long career in film and television animation, he returned to school to
finish a B.A. in Music from SUNY Empire State College in 2007. He subsequently earned an
M.A. in French Literature and Language from McMaster University in 2014. He is currently
working towards his second master’s degree, in Communications Studies and New Media, also
at McMaster University, and he is a practicing jazz musician.