Jonathan T. Rush is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Winner of the Respighi Prize in Conducting, he has served as Music Director of the Buckeye Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducting Fellow with the Chicago Sinfonietta and made his professional orchestra debut with the Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall in June 2018.

As a performer, he made his baritone solo debut in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center with the Ohio State University Men’s Glee Club. Outside of classical music, he has a strong Gospel, Jazz and R&B music background and has performed with various jazz ensembles and recently sang with the Ohio Show Band, an ensemble dedicated to R&B, Rock, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Pop and Soul music. As a Gospel musician, Jonathan serves as the Minister of Music at Ebenezer Temple UHCA in Hartford, CT and serves as the Director of Music for the New England District of the United Holy Church of America (UHCA).  

Jonathan T. Rush

Stay Thirsty Magazine has only featured one other conductor in its history, Maestro Leonard Slatkin, and is delighted to name Jonathan T. Rush a SPOTLIGHT ARTIST for this issue of the magazine. Because of his talent, energy and clear connection with the music and the musicians he conducts, he is a conductor to keep in mind well into the future as you will surely see from this video of a rehearsal session with the Chamber Orchestra of New York.

Grieg Holberg Suite: Sarabande - Chamber Orchestra of New York - Jonathan T. Rush, Conductor (rehearsal)

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