Dr. Christopher Jackson is the Director of Choral Activities and Head of Voice at Muhlenberg College. Professor Jackson works frequently as a guest conductor for High School Honor Choir Festivals on the east coast, including multiple PMEA Regional and District Choir Festivals, and as a Conductor-in-residence for the Wyoming Seminary Creative Arts Program in Kingston, PA. He is a long standing member of both ACDA and NAfME, and has served both organizations in various leadership roles. He has taught courses in Music History, Vocal Methods and Pedagogy, and Conducting, including masterclasses at the San Juan Conservatory, the Coro de Niños de San Juan, and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. He is also the co-founder of the professional ensemble, Bricolage Project, which debuted with performances of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning composition, The Little Match Girl Passion, in conjunction with various Collegiate and High School Art Departments and to raise funds for Women’s and Children’s shelters. In his previous position at Lycoming College he led national and international tours (China, Canada, Florida) and co-founded the Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra. That ensemble was honored to have been selected as a guest performer for the PaACDA 2016 Fall Conference.
In addition to teaching, conducting, and academic research, Christopher is also active as a professional choral singer, and soloist. Most recently, he was honored to sing as a member of the GRAMMY Award-Winning ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. He is the Educational Outreach Manager and core member of the professional chamber choir, Skylark Vocal Ensemble. He is featured on Skylark’s last three album releases, including the most recent GRAMMY-nominated album, Seven Words from the Cross, released in the Spring of 2018. Christopher has sung with other professional ensembles such as Les Canards Chantants, Tucson Chamber Artists, Brevitas, Kinnara Ensemble, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, The South Dakota Chorale, and more. He regularly makes regional appearances as a soloist with groups such as the Bethlehem Bach Choir, Berks Sinfonietta, Holy Trinity Lutheran of NYC, and others. His areas of research include the choral music of Benjamin Britten, links between modern educational practices, learning theory, and music education, and programming Renaissance and Baroque Music for choirs of all ages and abilities.