Beginning fall 2015, Jonathan Richter will add NEC's College-level Concert Choir to his existing role as director of the NEC Preparatory School's Youth Chorale, Young Women's Chorale, and Youth Camerata.

Richter is an active conductor, vocalist, and music educator based in the Boston area. In addition to his NEC choral conducting roles, Richter also serves on the faculties of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Mass.

From 2009 to 2011, Richter was the Director of Vocal Music at Plymouth North and South High Schools, the two public high schools in Plymouth, Mass. Prior to his appointment in Plymouth, he completed a Master of Music degree in choral conducting at Yale University and bachelor's degrees in music (B.A.) and education (B.S.) at the University of Connecticut. He has studied conducting with Marguerite L. Brooks, Simon Carrington and Peter Bagley. Additionally, Richter has participated in masterclasses and private conducting lessons with Helmuth Rilling, Stephen Layton, Nicholas McGegan, and Paul Hillier. Jonathan and his wife Arielle live in Braintree, Mass.

B.A. in music, B.S. in education, University of Connecticut; M.M. in choral conducting, Yale University. Conducting studies with Marguerite L. Brooks, Simon Carrington, Peter Bagley. Also faculty of Roger Williams University, Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

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