Jonathon Hampton is a unique and versatile choral conductor with nearly two decades of experience, specializing in early classical music, spirituals, and contemporary popular repertoire. Having recently moved to Washington, DC, he conducts the primary school chorus and music lessons for Washington International School. This summer he will direct the grades 3-8 choral program for The MusicianShip, an affiliate of Washington Youth Chorus. In California he directed the early-music, adult ensemble Tactus SF and children's ensembles for East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Cantare Con Vivo, San Francisco Youth Chorus, and San Francisco Early Music Society's summer Music Discovery Workshop and Youth Collegium. With the GRAMMY-winning Pacific Boychoir, 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.

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Interview on Friday 15 podcast

with Roifield Brown

(starts at 3:45)