Jonathon Hampton is a unique and versatile choral conductor of 15 years experience, specializing in early classical music, spirituals, and contemporary popular repertoire. He conducts the early-music ensemble Tactus SF, and children's ensembles for the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, San Francisco Youth Chorus, and San Francisco Early Music Society's summer Music Discovery Workshop and Youth Collegium.
Hampton was previously a director for the GRAMMY-winning Pacific Boychoir where, over 14 years, he taught boys of all ages, conducted them with several instrumental ensembles, including the Magik*Magik Orchestra, and toured internationally. He revived the children's choir as Director of Choristers at Grace Church in Newark (NJ) over two seasons and founded two choruses in affiliation with his Alma mater, Cornell University. Hampton has been guest conductor of the Cornell University World Music Choir and the choirs of the Cathedral of Christ the Light (Oakland, CA), Lafayette Christian Church (Lafayette, CA), Trinity Wall Street (New York, NY), Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (New York, NY), Trinity Church (Princeton, NJ), St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Englewood, NJ), and Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral (Newark, NJ). Hampton also spent five years with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, coordinating international music education programs.