Festival Education Lecturer
Jonathan Coopersmith, Festival Education Lecturer, is Chair of Musical Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is active as a conductor and lecturer in the Philadelphia area, with recent lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He maintains close ties as guest chorus director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Mr. Coopersmith holds a bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with George Crumb; and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from Mannes College of Music. He studied at the Pierre Monteux School and teaches Core Studies, Music History, and Advanced Conducting at the Curtis Institute.