Jonathan Harvey

Music Director/Conductor

Jonathan Harvey Dr. Jonathan Harvey is thrilled to be in his seventh season with the South Hadley Chorale. In addition to his position as Music Director and Conductor of the Chorale, he teaches music history and conducts the choirs at Fitchburg State University and is the Chorus Director with the Pioneer Valley Symphony.

As the Music Director of the South Hadley Chorale, Jonathan has led performances of Fern Hill by John Corigliano, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, Dona nobis pacem by Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht, and Vivaldi’s Gloria among others. During his tenure, the Chorale has collaborated with composers Alice Parker and Gwyneth Walker, and he founded the Choral Scholar and Assistant Conductor programs at SHC, giving young musicians in the Pioneer Valley an opportunity to rehearse and perform major choral-orchestral works.

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 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, the University of Connecticut (where he earned a DMA in Conducting and Music History), Indiana University (where he earned an MM in Choral Conducting and Musicology), and 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 master classes with Simon Carrington, Dale Warland, Monica Huggett, 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 Shutesbury with his wife Jessica Adamick, their dog Suzette, and their cat Professor Plum.

Michael Carney

Michael Carney

Michael Carney is returning for his second year as Assistant Conductor of the chorale. Last year he conducted the Schubert Mass in G. Michael holds BA and BS degrees in Music Education and Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. During the summers of 2013-2015 he was a staff conductor and apprentice with the Berkshire Choral International Festival.

Michael teaches middle school chorus, general music and music technology in the Longmeadow Public Schools. His choirs number close to 200 singers who perform six concerts throughout the year. He is also the musical director at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Farmington, CT and was previously the accompanist for the Pioneer Valley Symphony chorus. Michael enjoys traveling, reading and running in his spare time.