Jonathan 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 Brattleboro Concert Choir and the Brattleboro Camerata, both in Brattleboro, VT.
Jonathan’s dedication to early music inspired his published scholarly work on music of Adrian Willaert, 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. His research on applications of Paul Hernandez’s “Pedagogy of Real Talk” in choral ensemble settings is a manifestation of his commitment to making choral music accessible and meaningful to singers of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Jonathan has previously held music director positions with universities, community music organizations, and churches in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Indiana, and is a sought-after clinician and adjudicator. 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. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors for Choral Arts New England, and serves as the Grants Committee Chair for that organization. He currently lives in central Massachusetts with his wife Jessica Adamick and their son Wally.