MUSE Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir Announces New Music Director
CINCINNATI, Ohio - MUSE Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir is excited to announce that Jillian Harrison-Jones will join the organization in 2018 in the role of Music Director.
Originally from Rochester, NY, she is in current pursuit of a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department (CCM). She is the Richard W. Wesp Assistant Director of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, CCM’s Ensemble-in-Residence. Jillian is a conductor, voice teacher and clinician, and has guest conducted youth, festival, church, college, and professional choirs and orchestras throughout Connecticut, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and New York State. Jillian has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Lincoln University, PA, a Bachelor of Music Degree from Roberts Wesleyan College, NY, and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Connecticut.
Harrison-Jones steps into the role having most recently served as the assistant conductor of “It’s A Grand Night for Singing,” alongside Dr. Everett McCorvey, in Lexington, KY and touring with the Cincinnati Children’s Choir in Tokyo, Japan this summer. She has been selected as a conducting fellow for numerous choral conducting workshops and institutions, including those at Georgia State University, Eastman School of Music, California State University-Los Angeles, and the University of Michigan. She also participated in the International Conductor’s Workshop and Competition (Atlanta, GA) and the 2014 Master Class with Thomas Wilkins and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
MUSE will begin rehearsing with Harrison-Jones as Music Director in January 2018 in preparation for the National Women’s History Month Festival I performances in March and the 35th Annual Spring Concert in May at Memorial Hall.
"MUSE represents everything that we need in today's world: it provides a sense of community, gives a loud voice to those who are underrepresented, and stands for justice and cooperation, especially in the name of women's rights. I am honored to be a part of such an organization, as we seek to touch and inspire the hearts and minds of people within our communities, one song at a time!" - Jillian Harrison-Jones.