Dr. Jonathan W. Harvey is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA. He also serves as the Music Director of the Sem Creative Arts Festival at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, PA, Music Director and Conductor of the South Hadley (MA) Chorale, and Chorus Director with the Pioneer Valley Symphony (MA).
Jonathan’s dedication to early music inspired his dissertation research on the secular Latin-texted works of Venetian Renaissance composer Adrian Willaert, his published work on music of Orlando di Lasso and C.P.E. Bach, and his frequent performances of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque repertoire. His commissioning projects, composer collaborations, and frequent performances of new works are a testament to his commitment to ensuring that classical music is a living, breathing art form.
Jonathan has previously taught at Providence College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the MacDuffie School, Elms College, at the University of Connecticut where he earned a DMA in Conducting and Music History, at Indiana University where he earned an MM in Choral Conducting and Musicology, and at Earlham College where he earned a BA in Music and Philosophy. He has participated in conducting fellowship programs at Oberlin Conservatory and Yale School of Music, and has conducted in masterclasses with Simon Carrington, Dale Warland, Monica Huggett, Charles Bruffy, and Vance George, among others. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, College Music Society, and Chorus America. He currently lives in central Massachusetts with his wife Jessica Adamick and their son Wally.