Jon Hurty
 

Bio

Jon Hurty is professor of music and director of choral activities at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where he directs the Augustana Choir, the Augustana Chamber Singers and is co- chair of the music department. He also directs the Adult Choir at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa, is the artistic director of Quad City Choral Arts and serves as the conductor of the Handel Oratorio Society at Augustana. Before coming to Rock Island he was Director of Choral Activities at Concordia University in Irvine, California.


He completed his undergraduate degree in vocal performance at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, his master’s degree in choral conducting from California State University, Northridge, and his doctorate in choral conducting and literature from the University of Illinois. He has studied conducting with John Alexander, Don Moses, Chet Alwes and Ann Howard Jones. He has sung and studied under conductors Christopher Hogwood, Sir Charles Groves, Roger Wagner, and Robert Shaw.


Active as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States, he has served in this capacity for the American Choral Directors Association, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Music Educators Association, and the Choral Conductors Guild. He conducted the Illinois All-State Honors Choir in January of 2009 and was guest conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in February of 2009. In the summer of 2011 he was invited to present a series of lectures and conduct concerts in the Peoples Republic of China. In May of 2011 he conducted the Augustana Choir and Handel Oratorio Society in concert at Carnegie Hall. He has conducted his choirs in concerts throughout the United States as well as Sweden, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Austria, Japan and Korea.



Shorter Bio for Programs

Jon Hurty is professor of and director of choral activities at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He directs the Chorale at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa, is the artistic director of Quad City Choral Arts and is conductor of the Handel Oratorio Society at Augustana.


He completed his undergraduate degree at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, his master’s degree at California State University, Northridge, and his doctorate at the University of Illinois.


Active as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States, he has served in this capacity for the American Choral Directors Association, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Music Educators Association, and the Choral Conductors Guild. He conducted the Illinois All-State Honors Choir in January of 2009 and was guest conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in February of 2009. In the summer of 2011 he was invited to present a series of lectures and conduct concerts in the Peoples Republic of China. In May of 2011 he conducted the Augustana Choir and Handel Oratorio Society in concert at Carnegie Hall. He has conducted his choirs in concerts throughout the United States as well as Sweden, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Austria, Japan and Korea.