Andrew Clark, Conductor
Andrew Clark is the Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer on Music at Harvard University. He serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Harvard–Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard Summer Chorus and teaches courses in conducting, choral literature, and music and disability studies in the Department of Music. Since arriving at Harvard in 2010, Dr. Clark has conducted the Harvard Glee Club in performances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and helped develop the Archibald T. Davison Fellowship Program, a community partnership with the Ashmont Boys Choir in Dorchester, MA. Under his direction, the Radcliffe Choral Society won the Grand Prize and two gold prizes at the International Competition for Chamber Choirs at Petrinja, Croatia in 2012. His performances with the Collegium Musicum of Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Rachmaninoff’s Vespers received critical acclaim, as did their recent debut with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project performing Arvo Pärt’s St. John Passion and Tigran Mansurian’s Requiem in Jordan Hall. Clark has organized Harvard residencies with distinguished conductors, composers, and ensembles, including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Harry Christophers, and Maria Guinand. He has commissioned numerous composers and conducted important contemporary and rarely heard pieces as well as regular performances of choral-orchestral masterworks.
His choirs have been hailed as “first rate” (Boston Globe), “cohesive and exciting” (Opera News), and “beautifully blended” (Providence Journal), achieving performances of “passion, conviction, adrenalin, [and] coherence” (Worcester Telegram). He has collaborated with the National Symphony, the Pittsburgh and New Haven Symphonies, the Boston Pops, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Trinity Wall Street Choir, the Washington Chorus, Stephen Sondheim, and Dave Brubeck, among others.
Prior to his appointment at Harvard, Clark was Artistic Director of the Providence Singers, and served as Director of Choral Activities at Tufts University for seven years. He previously held conducting posts with the Worcester Chorus, Opera Boston, and Clark University. Clark currently serves as a founding faculty member of the Notes from the Heart music program near Pittsburgh, a summer camp for children and young adults with disabilities and chronic illness. He earned degrees from Wake Forest, Carnegie Mellon, and Boston Universities, studying with Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, and Robert Page. He lives in Medford, MA, with his wife Amy Peters Clark, and their daughters, Amelia Grace and Eliza Jane.
Jonathan Mott, Resident Conductor
Appointed in the fall of 2017, Jonathan Mott is the Resident Conductor and Teaching Assistant of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. Outside of his work with Collegium, Jonathan is an active conductor and composer in the Boston area serving as Music Director - Choir at University Lutheran Church in Harvard Square and Assistant Conductor of the Back Bay Chorale where he provides musical leadership for the Chorale’s “BRIDGES” outreach efforts.
Jonathan’s recent conducting engagements include a performance of Bruce Brolsma’s 2006 cantata God For Us at University Lutheran Church and programming and conducting Back Bay Chorale’s March 2017 concert, Essential Voices: Da Pacem.
Jonathan holds a master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Boston University where he studied with Scott Allen Jarrett, David Hoose and George Case. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Music from Boston College where he studied composition with Thomas Oboe Lee and Ralf Gawlick and conducting with John Finney.